Autistic man leaves his comfort zone to help others

COACHING—In the gym, Jerry Bennett assists Alan Baker, an autistic man who overcame his anxiety around crowds to take part in Senior Concern’s Love Run.
Alan Baker, 20, runs more than five miles a day on his home treadmill. The autistic man from Thousand Oaks stays inside and avoids crowds because he feels it’s easier for him to function.
But on June 3, Baker clearly left his comfort zone and impressed all when he participated in the 2012 Love Run for Senior Concerns in Westlak...

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