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12 Year Old Blind Boy with Autism Headed to College - featured May 16, 2011

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[Source: Fox News]

A 12-year-old boy from Georgia is heading to college this fall, despite being blind in one eye and having autism, MyFoxAtlanta reported.

Alex Beach, who is graduating this spring from Eaton Academy in Roswell, Ga., has the IQ of a genius, according to his mother, Melinda, despite the struggles in life. He plans to attend North Georgia College and State University in Dahlonega, a short commute from his home.

Not only is Alex fluent in Japanese and Latin, but he is a master of chess and can compose music.

"I think it's kind of amazing for a 12-year-old kid like me with all my struggles to get to college," Alex said

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