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A Coach and A Miracle - Life Lessons from a Man who Believed in an Autistic Boy

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Dreams really do come true! On February 15, 2006, an autistic high school student stunned the world when he entered a basketball game in the dying minutes and proceeded to shoot the lights out. Major news outlets around the world picked up the story, the YouTube video got millions of hits and the world was fascinated with everything to do with Jason McElwain (J-Mac).  But the story began long before he took the court that night at Greece Athena High School In Rochester, New York.

Join us today as Autism Empowerment Radio welcomes Coach Jim Johnson to share with our listeners about the inspirational tale of the incredible relationship between a high school student and his basketball coach. 

Coach Jim Johnson's sense of compassion led him to give an autistic and learning disabled team manager a once-in-a-lifetime chance and how Jason seized the opportunity in such a stupendous way that will not be forgotten any time soon.

Coach Johnson will also be talking about his book, A Coach and A Miracle, Life Lessons from A Man who Believed in an Autistic Boy.

Coach Jim Johnson has served since 1996 as the varsity boys' basketball coach at Greece Athena High School near Rochester, NY where he also teaches physical education. He belongs to several coaching and professional speaking organizations, has developed a motivational DVD and gives workshops on leadership and personal development.