Is Michael Oher autistic?

Michael Oher is an American football player who plays offensive tackle for the Tennessee Titans.  He was born to a crack-addicted, alcoholic mother, and his childhood alternated between foster homes and homelessness.  He didn’t speak much and had limited social skills.  Leah Anne Touhy took him in when she realized he was homeless.  Under her care, he gradually caught up to his peers academically and socially, and discovered his innate talent for football.  The movie The Blind Side chronicles his story.  There is no confirmation that he is on the autism spectrum.

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