A transgender woman who won the US reality TV show “Dancing With the Stars” in 2015 has revealed that she was initially terrified when she found out that her son, who she has identified as a boy, has autism.
“I was so scared, like, I just thought it was something very serious,” Melissa Ziegler, 25, told Buzzfeed News.
It was amazing.” “
He’s not going to hurt me, he is going to help me and I have no idea what he is trying to do.
It was amazing.”
“Dance with the Star” is a popular reality TV competition where contestants dance and perform on a stage, with the goal of becoming a professional dancer.
During the show’s first season, Zieglers son, Connor, was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, a condition in which individuals with the disorder have difficulty socialising with others.
Ziegers husband, Matt, and their two children, Noah and Jacob, attended the show as contestants.
“We were really surprised to be on the show and really excited,” Ziegiers son said.
“It’s a show that really embraces a lot of different people, and I think that really helps you feel at home and feel like you’re part of something.”
“We just thought he was going to be a really good kid, but he wasn’t, so we were really disappointed.”
Ziegles son said his mother, who has autism, was very protective of her son.
“She was the first person that was really supportive,” he said.
The family was able to have Connor, who is now seven, on the reality show after a few months of trying, and it has been very successful for both family and the family.
“Dancers are a very strong group and I’ve had so many dancers that have come to my home and been so great,” Zeglers son said, referring to the support of the public.
“The support that people have shown has been amazing.”
Zegler was also a part of a family that won the reality television competition, “Dances with the Saints” in 2017, after winning the “Dancer’s World Cup”, a competition in which the contestants perform dance routines with other dancers, who receive a medal.
“In this competition, we were able to win,” Zigegers son said of the “Saint’s World”.
“I think it’s an amazing thing to win.”
Zigeers son said that his mother is now more vocal about his autism, and he said she’s been more supportive in recent months.
“Our conversations have changed a lot, and she’s always been the person to come to and tell me that she loves me, that she knows that I am worth it,” he told BuzzFeed News.