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Jason McElwain

Autistic Man + Well-known For A High-scoring High School Basketball Game
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Born Oct 1, 1988

Jason McElwain, (born October 1, 1987), is a high-functioning autistic American; he came to fame on national news in 2006 when he played for four minutes during a high school basketball game and scored twenty points. McElwain had a passion for basketball, so Greece Athena High School basketball coach Jim Johnson appointed him manager of the team. On February 15, 2006, Greece Athena was playing Spencerport High School for a division title.… Read More

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    Is It Bad To Give Kids And Teens With Disabilities Special Sports Treatment?
    Huffington Post - Nov 04, 2013
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    Huffington Post Sports - Feb 28, 2013
  • Amazing Individuals With Autism Provide Hope The Stir
    Google News - Aug 16, 2011
  • A Veces Los Sueños Se Hacen Realidad La Vanguardia
    Google News - Jun 26, 2011

Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1988 Birth Born in 1988.

TEENAGE

2005 17 Years Old For the Greece Athena's 2005-2006 basketball season, the 17-year-old McElwain was a senior and slated to graduate in the spring, but he was unable to graduate. … Read More
2006 18 Years Old 1 More Event
McElwain met President George W. Bush on March 14, 2006, when Bush stopped by a nearby airport on his way to Canandaigua, New York, so he could meet McElwain. … Read More
2007 19 Years Old In 2007, Topps trading cards produced a Jason McElwain card as part of its retro-themed Allen & Ginter set.

TWENTIES

2009 21 Years Old In 2009, he appeared in a commercial for Gatorade as part of their "What is G?" ad campaign. … Read More
McElwain appeared on The Talk in April 2011 as part of the show's month-long series on autism awareness. … Read More
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