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Joe Ingles Announces Son’s Autism Diagnosis On Twitter

Feb 13, 2019, 4:34 PM | Updated: Feb 20, 2019, 11:00 pm

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah โ€“ 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.

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 NBAโ€™s best 3-point shooters.

 

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Happy Birthday superstar ๐ŸŒŸ these little ones donโ€™t know how lucky they are to have you ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

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Ingles and his wife have published an article about their sonโ€™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.

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.

 

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