This Autistic Teen Couldn’t Afford To Attend Prom, But He Used A Special Skill To Raise The Cash

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Going to prom is a rite of passage for most teenagers, although attending such events doesn’t often come cheap. Indeed, in 2017 Grandville High School in west Michigan was charging $40 per person for admission to its ball. However, Allan Milton wasn’t about to let a lack of funds stop him from attending the dance – and he had quite the crafty plan to raise some cash, too.

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Allan has been diagnosed as having autism – a developmental disorder that typically affects social skills and the ability to communicate. As a consequence of his condition, the 18-year-old therefore regularly attended special classes at school to aid his studies. But while Allan and his peers with autism weren’t being stopped from receiving a good education, they were at risk of missing out on one key part of the high school experience.

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You see, nobody in Allan’s classes had ever been to prom. And perhaps because of that, the senior took part in a scheme that would help himself and his fellow students attend the end-of-year festivities. That endeavor, moreover, involved a pursuit at which Allan was particularly skilled.

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