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 Reno Williams

Reno Williams (Special thanks to news-press.com)

A Cape Coral 12-year-old who educates local students and families about autism has a national platform to inspire many more.

Reno Williams is featured in the documentary, “Walking In The Dark: Finding The Light In Autism.”

The film follows seven families with autistic children and shows the different therapies and approaches they take to manage the developmental disability.

Reno was born legally blind — now he is just visually impaired — and was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome. This condition includes symptoms such as social awkwardness, singular focus and high intelligence.

Reno, who attends Trafalgar Middle School, gives presentations to his peers at area schools so he can reduce the stigma associated with autism.

His goal is to teach other children how to be a good friend to kids with autism, Reno said.

Brian Dery, president of Triple Knot Productions and director of “Walking in the Dark,” found Reno’s story compelling.

“Reno Williams is someone with autism who gives back,” Brian said. “He does motivational speaking and he educates others about how to treat those with autism and Asperger’s. He brings it all home.”

Brian worked on the film for the past year and a half. It premiered June 6 at the University of South Florida. A Fort Myers screening takes place Saturday evening.

Read in Full:  http://www.news-press.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=20108090306



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