Teen with autism uses talent building Legos in hope to develop park in Bridgeport

Skyler, a young master builder since the age of 8, is pushing to develop a special-needs park in Bridgeport for kids with autism as a part of his “Sky’s The Limit” initiative.

News 12 Staff

Apr 15, 2022, 4:07 PM

Updated 774 days ago

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A teen with autism is taking his talent building Legos and looking to enhance his community in celebration of April as Autism Awareness Month.
Skyler Robinson, a young master builder since the age of 8, is pushing to develop a special-needs park in Bridgeport for kids with autism as a part of his "Sky's The Limit" initiative. Skyler's dad, who died in February 2016, was instrumental in entering Skyler into a Lego building contest.
Skyler's mom, Vicki Robinson, says it was great for him to be singled out by Lego as a young master builder.
"It was probably the most utterly blissful moment of my life because here I had just buried my husband," says Robinson.
Robinson says the contest and recognition gave him the validation he needed. His teachers say he is on track to pursue a career in the field he aspires to -- engineering.
Robinson says even though he may speak or walk differently, her son has never failed to be a straight-A student in mainstream classes at Fairchild Wheeler High School.
Skyler's initiative hopes to bring new features to the Aaron's Journey special-needs park to serve kids like him.


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