Joe Ingles Announces Son’s Autism Diagnosis On Twitter
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah Jazz forward Joe Ingles announced on Twitter that his son, Jacob, has been diagnosed with autism.
Ingles married his wife, Renae, a former professional netball player in 2015. The couple gave birth to twins, Jacob and Milla in 2016.
Renae and I share with the world Jacob’s diagnosis with autism and where to from here for our family.
— Joe Ingles (@Joeingles7) February 13, 2019
The Australian Jazzman joined the team just before the start of the 2014 season after spending the preseason with the Los Angeles Clippers. In five seasons with the Jazz, he holds a 7.7 points per game average and has established himself as one of the NBA’s best 3-point shooters.
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Ingles and his wife have published an article about their son’s diagnosis available here.
More information about autism can be found here.
Fans, Media, NBA Legends Show Support
Since making the announcement, the support has poured in for Ingles and his family from fans, media personalities and prominent figures in basketball.
Joe and Renae….JazzNation supports you and your family in every way. Your example will touch and help so many! Strength 🙏
— Craig Bolerjack (@BuckleUpBoler) February 14, 2019
This is beautiful my man!!! I want to connect you with my nonprofit @kulturec we partner with the nba to make the world better for all children regardless of their unique challenges. I have a daughter with special needs too
— Dominique Wilkins 🏀 (@DWilkins21) February 13, 2019
This is beautifully written and you and @RenaeIngles continue to inspire with your guys' positivity. Jacob is still adorable and we all love him too! Thank you so much for sharing and shedding some light on all of us with this topic #twingles 💙💙💙💙
— Yunnie (@yunniekim) February 13, 2019
Just when I think I couldn't admire and respect @Joeingles7 any more than I do, he goes and shows why he's an all around great human being. My favorite player, hands down.
— José Inglés (@CrowellChad) February 13, 2019
Obviously as a fan of yours I dont know you but from my observations you both seem like great parents. Jacob is blessed to have parents that will give him great care and love.
— Mikey J ☘️💩🎷🏆 (@Mik3y_J) February 13, 2019
Jazz Organization Sensitive To Those With Special Needs
The Utah Jazz already have those children with special needs in mind. As part of the renovation at Vivint Smart Home Arena, the team had a special room built for those with intellectual disabilities, so that they can enjoy the game environment in a sensory-sensitive manner.
"Vivint Smart Home teamed with the NBA’s Utah Jazz to build a sensory room at the Vivint Smart Home Arena, home of the Jazz, for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other intellectual and developmental disabilities."https://t.co/Vj7Q4reqmE pic.twitter.com/rHcaSYHK7S
— Vivint Gives Back (@VivintGivesBack) December 13, 2018
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