11-year-old with autism finds outlet with miniature car photography

WOODINVILLE, Wash. -- Eleven-year-old Anthony Schmidt's closet is filled with his extensive collection of miniature cars.

Anthony says he has hundreds of them, both newer ones and antiques.

Cars became a vehicle to deal with his daily challenges with autism. Determined not to let his struggles hinder him, Anthony switched his focus, using his cars, a camera and a lot of creativity.

He arranges and photographs his big collection of cars and shares his pictures with his followers on Instagram.  He also has a calendar featuring his work.

Do you have a unique/inspiring story to tell? Someone, something, an event you have in your community that you want to showcase because it’s a story that needs to be told?

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