Autistic Teen Forgets Words at Talent Show, Audience Jumps in
'They showed him that he is not disabled but he is just differently able-ed'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 12, 2016 12:50 PM CDT

(Newser) – Jagger Lavely loves music, and Frozen in particular, but the 13-year-old with autism briefly forgot the lyrics to "Let It Go" while performing the song at a middle school talent show in Massachusetts on Saturday. But not to fear: The audience chimed in to help him remember, even though Jagger didn't know a lot of them, as he attends a different school. "He was so excited that everybody did that for him. The kids rallied around him," Jagger's mom tells ABC News. "They showed him that he is not disabled but he is just differently able-ed." A woman taping the talent show tells WCBV: "You could see a visible change in his mood. He got really uplifted and he finished the song strong."