Inspiration: Jory Fleming, Rhodes Scholar

  Filed under: Advocacy, Autism, Inspiration

Incommunicative and acutely sensitive to lights and sounds as a child, Jory Fleming paved a path to become a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University in England.

He spoke with Sunday TODAY Reporter Harry Smith about his first year at the prestigious university saying, “It just has opened up for me more than anything, that while there may be many paths to get there, if you know where you’re going you can make a start.”

Jory’s story is an inspiring reminder that an autism diagnosis and sensory challenges shouldn’t stand in the way of a child’s future successes.

Watch the full Sunday TODAY news segment to learn more about Jory’s story.