This Teen Has Autism. He's Also One Of The Top High School Runners In The Country.
September 5, 2014
By Dominique Mosbergen, News Editor for the Traffic & Trends team of The Huffington Post
When Mike Brannigan was 18 months old, he was diagnosed with autism. At the time, his doctors said he would likely need a special school and a group home. His mom, Edie, admits she thought he'd “never be able to function in the world.”
Fast-forward several years.
Brannigan is now 17, and is a senior at Northport High School, a public school in Long Island, New York. He's doing well academically, he has friends -- and he also happens to be one of the best young athletes in the country.