Autistic student's speech wows classmates

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18 Jun 2010, 6:03 pm

I thought the speech was great. It must have taken him a lot of courage to get up, and speak in front of everybody. :)


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18 Jun 2010, 6:31 pm

He did a great job. It's wonderful that his parents, teachers and classmates were so supportive--I wish we could see more of that.

I also liked the "instituition" joke. :lol:

I wish him the best of luck in all that he does.


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18 Jun 2010, 6:33 pm

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The guy was really brave to do that speech. I could never have the courage to speak in front of a bunch of young neurotypical people. (Unless I was saying something rude to them)

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:



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18 Jun 2010, 6:36 pm

I loved it, especially the "institution" joke.


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18 Jun 2010, 6:47 pm

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And he bobs his head while reading just like a Hassidic Jew. :?

That's ironic coming from someone called Abraham.


I noticed that myself, but I was afraid it would come across as insulting if I said something. And I didn't like the "tard" comment either. "Gay" and "retard" are two words I wish would be eliminated from the English language.


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18 Jun 2010, 6:50 pm

SoSayWeAll wrote:
wblastyn wrote:
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And he bobs his head while reading just like a Hassidic Jew. :?

That's ironic coming from someone called Abraham.


I noticed that myself, but I was afraid it would come across as insulting if I said something. And I didn't like the "tard" comment either. "Gay" and "retard" are two words I wish would be eliminated from the English language.


me too :(



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18 Jun 2010, 6:54 pm

Two things to say to you guys:

1) So, was Abraham Lincoln a Jew as well? :roll: As a matter of fact, Judaism and the Jewish people were once one of my obsessional interests. I learned a lot about Judaism and respected Jewish culture.

2) When I use words like gay I am talking about MYSELF, can you not read my posts properly? Can you not comprehend the context? I am NOT talking about you. I am insulting myself.

3) Lay off me please.



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19 Jun 2010, 12:32 am

can we make some people from autism speak watch his speech?


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19 Jun 2010, 4:53 am

JasonGone wrote:
can we make some people from autism speak watch his speech?


good idea i just email them the link on youtube



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19 Jun 2010, 4:56 am

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I find his voice irritating.


:ncool: :( :(


Opposition? In my world? It's more common than you think.


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19 Jun 2010, 5:03 am

I liked that, made me smile. Good luck to him!

Shame about the trolling on this thread, though.



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19 Jun 2010, 6:19 am

I'm disappointed that the best thing that some could manage on this thread is insults.
Still, everyone is on here for a reason........



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19 Jun 2010, 8:08 am

It was excellent. Not because of the vocabulary used, as I use such vocabulary every day, but rather the confidence to do so - despite the fear he must have felt. I assume he doesn't really sound like that, and I, myself, believe it was merely fear lessening the impact of his voice. You could hear his heavy breathing, for example, and the fact that he always kept his head down - to avoid both accidentally peering into people's eyes and to avoid getting stage fright.



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19 Jun 2010, 5:38 pm

Well I liked his speach and I'm glad he got the opportunity to show that people with autism can make something of themselves, and that we aren't all doomed like autism speaks would have you believe,



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19 Jun 2010, 6:18 pm

Abraham wrote:
The guy was really brave to do that speech. I could never have the courage to speak in front of a bunch of young neurotypical people. (Unless I was saying something rude to them)


He got more sympathy and help than many aspies do. NTs don't expect as much from full blown autistics and are therefore much more forgiving.



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19 Jun 2010, 7:25 pm

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Two things to say to you guys:

1) So, was Abraham Lincoln a Jew as well? As a matter of fact, Judaism and the Jewish people were once one of my obsessional interests. I learned a lot about Judaism and respected Jewish culture.

2) When I use words like gay I am talking about MYSELF, can you not read my posts properly? Can you not comprehend the context? I am NOT talking about you. I am insulting myself.

3) Lay off me please.


I agree let give Abraham a break he dosent deserve to be downed because of his personal opinion. :!:

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He got more sympathy and help than many aspies do. NTs don't expect as much from full blown autistics and are therefore much more forgiving.


I too beleive people with much more seen life altering affects get more sympathy, but thats not my point in this reply. The guy did a great job, well used word play and you know that takes guts to get up there and talk so good for him. :thumleft:


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