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Name: Troy Sorrel. Nickname: CaliABBAfan, ABBAfan, Dancing Queen, ABBAfreak
Interests, hobbies, obsessions, perseverations etc: ABBA's music, dancing to 80's and 70's disco music, collecting things: dance music, LEGO sets (over 100 sets), DVD and VHS tapes of Doctor Who, The Tomorrow People, You Can't Do That On Television, Batman (60's campy show), Wonder Woman, eating at the same restaurants, dancing at the same dance clubs, talking about teaching methods for children with AS and autism spectrum
Year of birth: 1969
Profession, area of study, etc: B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies (Elementary Education) from Texas A&M University and major in Generic Special Education, Texas fully credentialed for life in both. I am currently working as a teacher with LACOE in Los Angeles California assisting children with autism to become > as functional as they can. I love my career and I would have to say that I have struggled with AS and I'm lucky that I can finally do a job that I truly enjoy. I'm currently working on obtaining my master's level degree too.
Where you live in the world: Downey, California (suburban part of Los Angeles, CA)
Marital status, # of kids etc.: single and I'm also openly gay.
Comments: I'm so grateful for your website and I hope that others will go and watch the movie based on Jerry Newport and his wife Mary's life called Mozart and The Whale. I also educate others about my condition. We are like the "tomorrow people" of the world.

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