Autistic boy banned from school photo shoot is now a model for H&M.
Alfie Aldridge, an 11-year-old autistic boy who was banned from having hi
s picture taken at school - is now modelling for River Island , H&M and Land Rover.
Aldridge, who was born with high functioning autism, finds it difficult to work in groups of his own age and will often become aggressive.
His father, Gary, 50, describes him as “a handful” and admits that the school’s staff were unable to control him.
He was later transferred to a school that specialises in nurturing children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. .
Aldridge was subsequently recommended to a modelling agency by John Christian, a family friend who saw potentials in him.
Christian set up a photo shoot for Alfie and soon after he was picked up by Zebedee Management, an agency for models with disabilities.
He is happy he has found what he is destined for. Aldrige said: "I am very excited about my modelling and it makes me very excited when I am doing the modelling. I love it, I want to be a top model when I am older.”