Handyman crafts custom swingset for Tennessee man with autism

Cobey Thomas cannot stop using his custom-built swing set. Cobey, who is 6-foot-10 and 200 pounds, has nonverbal autism, and swinging is his “thing,” his mom Jenifer Thomas tells CBS News. He’s always been big, but there was a point when Cobey became too big for normal swing sets, and he was distraught.

“We always had a big swing set in the backyard, or we’d go to the park … Cobey had no interest in sitting still,” Thomas said. “But then he started getting really tall.”

Cobey Thomas was always big, but last year he grew too big to do his favorite activity: swing.  more

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