Thursday, June 17, 2010

An Inspiring Graduation Speech by a Student With Autism


"Do not allow yourself or others to be defined by your limitations but rather by your abilities." Well said, Eric Duquette of Smithfield, RI.

10 comments:

What Makes Us Right said...

This is excellent.. As you may recall from previous post of mind, this illness is very dear to me as my nephew has Autism.


I love the poser of a smile!

What Makes Us Right said...

power, not poser..sorry about that

bluepitbull said...

My 21 y/o has autism. He still managed to score honors in HS and is on to pursue culinary school. I think we give these children too many corners much of the time and protect them too much. Of course, there are different levels of autism.

Gorges Smythe said...

What a pity that more so-called "normal" kids don't have his wisdom and drive! God has blessed that young man and his family rather than handi-capped them.

Kristin said...

It's refreshing to see this and I really needed a pick-me-up this week. I bet his parents are proud.

Opus #6 said...

This one brings tears to my eyes.

Just a conservative girl said...

Thanks for posting this. I hope that my little man gets to do this, as with his parents, we have not been given the best prognosis.

Opus #6 said...

JACG, I will never forget the gal with Down Syndrome who came to give a talk to the Kiwanis Club one day. My preconceived notions were blown away. I hope the best for everybody facing special challenges in life.

Trestin Meacham said...

Hard work and determination can overcome any obstacle.

Teresa said...

OPie, Thanks for posting this video. I have been kinda down in the dumps this week, and this gave me inspiration, a positive boost, and encouragement. Trestin's right- anything's possible with hard work and determination.