Story By: AMANDA PALACIOS, ABC7 EYEWITNESS NEWS
LONG BEACH, Calif. (KABC) — From a young age, Jacob Boland says he has had a passion for music. After being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, Boland says music was a way to express himself.
“I started singing in my school choirs when I was eight in elementary school. Through high school, I was in the beginning men’s ensemble and worked my way up into the advanced mix ensembles,” Boland said.
Now at 22 years old, Boland is continuing to pursue his passion and is now a member of the Long Beach Camerata Singers.