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After diagnosing Sandy Weber’s son with autism as a toddler, doctors told her Erik would “never be more than 18 months old” and end up at an institution. On Sunday, the recent law school graduate was set to compete in the Special Olympics in Long Beach. Liberte Chan reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on June 14, 2015.

Correction: Erik Weber’s name was misspelled in an earlier version of this report. The post has been updated.