Man With Autism Performs Beautiful Tribute to Paul McCartney
In 2011, when Michael Korins watched James Durbin, a singer with Asperger syndrome, compete on American Idol, he knew he wanted to take his music to the next level. Autism wouldn’t stop him from sharing what he loved with the world.
The 20-year-old began singing when he was 3 and started performing when he was 7. Today, he’s made somewhat of a name for himself on YouTube. Korins sings inspirational songs in hopes of changing the way people view autism.
“When someone watches a video of Michael’s, I want them to realize that the label of autism does not define a person who has autism,” his dad, Dan, told The Mighty in an email. “Mike and I also want others with autism to be inspired to be the best they can be. Just as importantly, we want to give hope to parents of children who have recently been diagnosed with autism.”