High school student on autism spectrum attends prom after online community rallies behind him

Thursday was a special night for seniors at Brashear High School, as prom was held at the Carnegie Science Center.

11 News told you last month about Jordan, a senior in the autistic support program at the school, who planned to attend the event, but his date backed out, so his mom turned to Facebook for help.

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Through the power of social media, Jordan’s mom found a new date, Izabella.

“We’re glad that he found a date that he looks so great with and he’s all about showing off,” said Jordan’s mom, Donna.

Donna’s post seeking a date for Jordan was shared more than 1,000 times and with hundreds of comments, from classmates to strangers, all wanting to be his lucky prom date.

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