Color - Blue
Food - Pizza
Pro football team - Oakland Raiders
Actor - Steven Seagal
Movie - Jaws
Composer - John Williams
Animal - Elephant
"For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition which I asked of Him." I Samuel 1:27
Reid was born in November 1985 at Eglin AFB, FL. One year later his military family was relocated to Europe. While living in Germany, Reid began to show signs of severe developmental regression.
At the age of three, Reid was diagnosed with autism and the prognosis given to his family was very grim. In fact, the only recommendation offered was to place him in an institution, as there was very little hope for any significant progress. This option was very quickly rejected. There were few resources available to parents in those days, but his parents were determined to improve quality of life for young Reid.
The years that followed were filled with much hard work, an amazing sister Joanna who always stood by her brother, and many friends, teachers, and others encouraging and working with Reid and his needs. It was a a long, hard, journey, but one filled with hope and perseverance which has brought Reid to the point where he is now, surpassing all expectations. He graduated from high school with a special diploma 2004.
About eight years ago, it was discovered that Reid had developed a talent for singing. We were fortunate to connect him with a local non-profit organization that offers training and opportunities in the visual and performing arts. Reid began to sing in their annual musicals as the lead male actor / vocalist as well as joining the group in performing at many local events. From there he began to receive invitations to provide entertainment as a solo artist for local events and then to many regional events here in Florida. Eventually, Reid's area of influence spread to adjoining states and now he has traveled as far west as TX, as far south as Miami, up to the Carolinas, and everywhere in between. He has shared the stage with stars from Dancing with the Stars, Temple Grandin, political figures, and well-known musicians. In 2017, Reid went international traveling to Toronto to perform.
Reid works hard to to give back to his community and supports various non-profits throughout the year and sings at a variety of events to help raise funds for these organizations. He particularly enjoys singing the National Anthem at military functions and sports events.
Reid released his debut album, “Imagine the Possibilities” in 2013, and he continues to pursue his career in singing and entertainment. He welcomes the opportunity to enlighten the general public that everyone has gifts and talents to be shared to help make this world a better place. We hope his life will serve to encourage those who hear him to imagine the possibilities for their own lives and pursue their dreams with courage and conviction. Reid’s repertoire includes covers of songs in a variety of genres from oldies to rock to classic favorites, along with some Disney tunes. Everything he offers is family-friendly and suitable for all ages. When words fail, Autism Sings!
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