Should a student who won a prestigious award and trip be denied because he has autism?

(Tom Hallman, Oregonian) A 15-year-old Portland boy who won a contest sponsored by a national fraternal organization recently learned that officials withdrew the prize, apparently because he has autism. Niko Boskovic had to beat out other Portland contestants to be one of five finalists interviewed and judged by members of North Portland’s Peninsula Odd Fellows Lodge. Niko wrote an essay on the history of Ukraine and submitted letters of recommendation from his teachers. Tom Hallman, a reporter at the Oregonian joined Lars to discuss why he is being denied this award. 


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