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Local rapper with autism goes after his dreams

C-Quig is a high school junior inspiring his community with his music.

These days, being a teenager isn't always easy, and having autism can make it even more challenging. 

However, it's not stopping one St. Louis high school student from going for his dreams as a talented rap artist.

Charles Quigless III was diagnosed with Autism when he was 2-years-old. He didn't start speaking until he was 5-years-old. He was also bullied.

His parents got him therapy and provided all the help they could. They stayed positive.

Now, Charles is a 17-years-old rapper who goes by C-Quig. Now not only is he speaking, but he's also singing, writing and rapping. 

He wants to inspire others to reach for their dreams despite any challenges. C-Quig's music is available on iTunes

He is a junior at Clayton High School. He wants to study music in college. 

His family is looking into several schools including Webster University or Full Sail University in Florida.