11/17/2012 11:08 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Devin Weitz, Teen With Autism, Makes TV Debut On Disney's 'A.N.T. Farm' (PHOTOS)

At the young age of 14, Los Angeles native Devin Weitz has already been performing for most of his life. After taking the stage for a number of theatrical performances and being featured in a commercial for Reese's Puffs, he's now making his Disney Channel debut with a guest-starring role on "A.N.T. Farm." But Devin isn't just any aspiring actor -- he's overcome challenges of autism to launch his Hollywood career. HuffPost Teen chatted with Devin about working with the cast of "A.N.T. Farm." Tune in on Friday, November 23 to catch his episode!

HuffPost Teen: What was your favorite part of acting on A.N.T. Farm?

Devin Weitz: Doing the scene I was in, being crammed into a fake restroom stall, and having the experience of being on my first TV show surrounded by all these terrific actors and actresses.

What was the most challenging part?

DW: Having cameras following me all day filming my every move. Being interviewed was a challenge because it's hard to be so honest with everything in my life and in the moment.

What do you think is the biggest misconception people have about teens with autism?

DW: People assume autistic kids aren't capable of doing things that people without special needs can do. But as long as you work hard and persevere, you can achieve anything you want to, whether it's performing or anything else.

What advice would you give to other teenagers who may be facing obstacles to achieve their dreams?

DW: Believe in yourself. And be yourself. Because you can only really achieve your dreams if you're true to who you are.

What's the next big goal you want to accomplish?

DW: I'd love to star on a TV show where I can act and sing. And maybe one day I could be in a feature film. That would be awesome!

Are you inspired by Devin's story? What Disney Channel show would you most like to guest star on? Tell us in the comments below or tweet @HuffPostTeen!

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