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Autistic Man's "Jeopardy" Dreams Finally Come True

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For those living with autism, achieving your dreams can take a little longer than most people. That's not to say it won't happen, it just make take some extra effort.

There are often misconceptions surrounding people with autism, with the uninformed believing they can't work, socialize, be productive, etc. The fact of the matter is, autism is a spectrum and there are different forms of the condition.

ABC's new show, The Good Doctor, is doing their part to break the stigma. It follows a young doctor with autism and savant syndrome who is trying to fit in at his new job.

For Kelvin Smith, he knew his autism made him different, but it didn't stop him from pursuing his dream.

”Ever since I was two, [my mom] knew I was different because how I knew my 12 times table by the time I was two," Smith said. Smith says his mom is the one who helped achieved his goal.

It took 10 years, but Smith was finally able to appear on Jeopardy, and his strategy was fairly simple.

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