"Autism's Got Talent" Crowns Carson Wehlage as Southern California Champion
The Autism Society San Diego fundraiser announced its winner on Wednesday, August 18,
By: Autism Society San Diego
The aspiring comedian from Rancho Santa Fe was congratulated by the Autism's Got Talent Committee, Shirley Fett, Tammy Anderson, Alyssa Label, Maria Madrid, Jorie Ellazar, and Joel Ellazar along with Autism Society San Diego's Executive Director, Andrea Korogi.
"A huge congratulations to Carson," said Alyssa Label, Autism Society San Diego committee member. "His return to AGT this year was so incredible to watch as he became both more competent in his talent, but also really campaigned to become this year's winner. While filming at Rock and Roll San Diego, he was so much more confident this time as he owned the stage and can't wait to see him continue a career in comedy."
"Autism's Got Talent helps raise funds for our local Autism Society chapter, but the awareness, opportunities and experiences that our contestants get to experience are like nothing we could have ever planned for," said committee member Jorie Ellazar. "We are so impressed with all of the entries we received this time and so grateful to everyone who voted to support our performers as well as our organization."
Autism is a complex, lifelong developmental disability that typically appears during early childhood and can impact a person's social skills, communication, relationships, and self-regulation. Autism affects 1 in every 54 individuals. This disability is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a "spectrum condition" that affects people differently and to varying degrees.
To watch all of the videos, please visit the Autism's Got Talent website: www.autismsgottalent.net
Stay tuned for details on the Autism's Got Talent Live which will display the talents of some of the participants from this year's competition.
About the Autism Society San Diego
The Autism Society is the nation's oldest leading grassroots autism organization and exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. Annually, the Autism Society and it's 76 local affiliates served over half a million individuals impacted by autism through education, advocacy, information and referral services, support, and providing community inclusion and acceptance at the national, state and local levels. Learn more about Autism Society San Diego by visiting https://www.autismsocietysandiego.org.