NASCAR driver with autism raises awareness

Armani Williams learned about his autism diagnosis at around 7 years old and is now the first NASCAR driver openly diagnosed on the autism spectrum.
1:40 | 08/09/20

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Yes, yes. Baby steps. We want to turn now to 20-year-old NASCAR driver who's living out his childhood dream and providing inspiration to anyone whose life has been touched by autism and janai is here with more on that story. Reporter: This one will keep you smiling. Armani Williams is getting behind the wheel in his first post-covid race, today hoping to raise awareness about autism while doing what he loves. From grosse point, Michigan, Armani Williams. Reporter: Despite the odds, 20-year-old Armani Williams is rationing towards his dreams. Autism can be a strength. Reporter: As the first NASCAR driver with autism, Williams is embracing his condition and encouraging others to pursue their passions. Reporter: Just because you have autism, don't let that you back down you from your dreams. If you trulay have a dream of something that you want to be good at, go for it. Reporter: As he gears up for today's big race, his biggest fan -- his father -- is right by his side. He's always been an incredibly courageous kid. Watching him going through his journey with the challenges of autism and just really making it in a challenging sport, I learned to never give up on dreams, to always take challenges head-on. I just needed the opportunity to show them that I am capable of being a race car driver and that I have the ability to be successful at it, I just love every minute and every second I'm in the race car. And Armani said he fell in love with racing as a kid. He grew up playing with hot wheels. Once he found NASCAR, he knew he wanted to be a professional racer. Guys, over to you. Great story. Thank you, janai.

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