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Old 06-17-2010, 08:22 PM
 
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This young man did not speak until he was five. He is now the Salutatorian of his high school class and has been accepted into every college he applied to.

Student with Autism is Class Salutatorian, Delivers High School Graduation Speech - ABC News
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Old 07-04-2010, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Northside Of Jacksonville
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That's what I'm talking about. Disability or not, you can still do big things in life. Congratulations to that young man! Now his only issue is deciding what college to go to.
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Old 07-04-2010, 04:53 PM
 
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This young man did not speak until he was five. He is now the Salutatorian of his high school class and has been accepted into every college he applied to.

Student with Autism is Class Salutatorian, Delivers High School Graduation Speech - ABC News
Temple Grandin is another good example of an autistic individual who is not defined by her condition but leaned how to make her unique experienced work for rather against her.

Dr. Temple Grandin's Official Autism Website
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Old 07-04-2010, 06:45 PM
 
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Temple is very well known and there are other adults who are also known, but these kids are amazing too.

Jeremy Sicile-Kira who was featured on MTV, is non-verbal and speaks with the aid of a communication device. When you first see him on MTV, he has just gotten his communication device.

True Life: I Have Autism

He originally graduated High School with a special ed certificate. However, he decided to finish his academics and the result is a regular diploma and admission to college. Here is his high school graduation speech.


YouTube - Jeremy Sicile-Kira's Inspirational Graduation Speech
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Old 07-06-2010, 11:44 AM
 
Location: The mountians of Northern California.
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Thank you for sharing those stories! I think we all need to see the good things that children with disabilities achieve.
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Old 03-01-2011, 01:20 AM
 
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Thanks nana, I will share this with my close family and friends...its great to look forward to them and have inspiration...

-Vparent
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Old 03-01-2011, 06:20 PM
 
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This is so awesome!! Gives me so much hope for my child! I couldn't help myself a couple of weeks ago...while in Boston, I bought a t-shirt for my son that read "Future Harvard Freshman"...it's never too soon to think big, right
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Old 06-17-2011, 12:43 PM
 
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My son has high functioning autism. He was high school valedictorian and will be going to college this fall on full tuition scholarship. I'm very proud of him, but I'm also anxious about the challenges college will bring. And also about the job market afterward.
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