‘She transforms onstage’: Columbus teen with autism shines through love of song, talent

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Raya Smith is most herself when she’s on the stage.

Even when the “stage” is her living room, where she marches across the room, singing her heart out for the camera.

Smith, 19, can sing. And she loves to do it. She has autism and doesn’t speak often, but finds joy in singing and playing a variety of musical instruments, said her mother, Angela Jones.

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