[Ed. – Go ahead, feel good. May America never stop being the place where people with “limitations” soar on wings like eagles. Merry Christmas.]
Xavier DeGroat, a Michigan college student, just completed a landmark internship at the White House, adding to an already impressive list of accomplishments for someone who was once counted out because of his disability.
DeGroat, a dedicated autism advocate, interned for President Trump for the last three months in perhaps his boldest effort yet to break down barriers for people on the spectrum.
He said he’s among the first White House interns known to be autistic.
During [a] 30-minute Oval Office meeting in August of 2019, DeGroat said he talked to Trump about the difficulties for people with autism and how he was working on changes in state and federal laws to improve interactions between law enforcement and people on the spectrum. Trump was impressed.
“He really liked him [DeGroat],” Guiliani recalled of the White House meeting.