Local teen with autism hoping to turn book he wrote into a movie

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CLEVELAND - A local teen with autism wrote about his life in a new book, The Outdoor Kid. Now, he's trying to make the book into a movie.

"This is a story about a young kid that has autism.  He lives in a rough town, drives a little moped around as his daily driver.  He's different than the others because of his autism," Kyle Smith, 19, told Fox 8. "Basically everyone is what is wrong with this kid."

Kyle has teamed up with a local production company to create a kick-starter campaign to raise money for his screenplay.

"What makes this film unique is that it is a coming of age story," said producer Michael Snitzer. "It's about a high school kid who is dealing with all the same problems and issues that high school kids have: crushes on girls, dealing with bullies. What makes this truly different and unique is that this kid, the main character of the story has autism."

If you want to learn more about the screenplay and Kyle's story, click here.

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