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Autistic Student's 1st Public Performance is Electrifying Star Spangled Banner—Then the Crowd Responds

2018-04-11 15:35
It was Ridge Brown's first public performance. Despite his autism, he played his guitar in front of a crowd of people—and the national anthem no less. The Ironwood High School student in Glendale, Arizona, gave an electrifying performance of the Star Spangled Banner during a school pep rally on Friday, April 6. After playing the glorious last notes, he was given a great round of applause by his fellow students. Brown’s special education teacher, Sean Hegarty, shared a clip of Brown’s performance to Facebook on April 6. "He is amazing!" the the teacher wrote. "Ridge is a young man with autism and this was his first public performance. Please share and help him go viral!" Credit: Sean Hegarty via Storyful