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By Elvyn Jones
Lawrence Journal-World 

Autistic teen gains confidence officiating soccer in Eudora


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 ( ).

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...

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