Autistic teen gains confidence officiating soccer in Eudora
July 7, 2017
EUDORA, Kan. (AP) — Jimmy Kegin says his decision to hire Braeden Herron as a youth league soccer referee was no big deal.
"I didn't even think twice about it," the assistant director of the Eudora Parks and Recreation Department told the Lawrence Journal-World (http://bit.ly/2uu6jAb ).
Braeden's mother, Gretchen Herron, disagrees with Kegin's assessment. His decision to hire her 16-year-old son to officiate matches in the Eudora Parks and Recreation spring pre-K and kindergarten soccer league was very meaningful, she said. It helped break down barriers for the boy, who was diagnosed as a...