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Disability Hasn't Stopped Tallahassee Man From Living a Dream

October is not only breast cancer awareness month, but it's also Disability Employment Awareness month.

Lane Henderson does a good job at a lot of things. The 27 year old has been working at FSU's mag lab for about a year, making 3-D models, optical equipment, and working on perfecting telescopes for different functions.

"When I first met Lane, he walked in a with a CD of his resume on it and told me about his art website," said speech coach Tim Wescoat.

But Lane isn't like every other kid. About three years ago, he went to see a counselor because something just didn't feel right.

"I was kind of surprised at first. It explained a lot of things about myself."

Lane was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, a type of autism. He's been aware of the condition for three years now. But it's never slowed him down, in fact, it's made him work even harder and strive for more.

"It does motivate me when I think about it."

"I'd like to have my own business."

The SAIL high school grad is making his way through Innovation Park, designing, modeling, and doing whatever his boss asks of him. And looking through his telescope, it appears the future looks bright for a young man who's just looking for a chance.


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