The Ability to Communicate Creates Autism Advocates

In this video is a friend I have mentioned in previous essays. He has also posted here as a guest author. He is a few years younger than me and we have known each other many years. Our moms are friends and talk to each other about autism (what else?). His name is Dillan Barmache.

Dillan is going to my old high school and he is going to graduate with a diploma in a year. Then he will take on the world.

He has been infected by the same bug I have been — a need to educate and change the way professionals look at our type of autism. I am proud to share his presentation at Stanford University to medical professionals.

His message is identical to mine. Open your minds. Let us out of our prisons.

I’m thrilled to see so many people with autism be heard, be advocates and educate.

4 responses to “The Ability to Communicate Creates Autism Advocates

  1. Ido, you and your colleague can take on the world — on ALL topics. You are not only needed by the autism community (especially to douse false theories — as you have been doing). You are the classic intellectual and social critic. To have reached that stage, as you did, before age 21 is remarkable in itself.
    And in 4 years let’s see you in the House of Representatives.
    At the moment I am busy running for US Senate from Alabama. Please visit my campaign website: Click on the Books page to see what I say about wonderful Ido, in my book “A Balm in Gilead.” Yay!

  2. Awesomeness! I wish you and Dillan could visit New Zealand.

  3. Amy Butterworth

    Thank you for sharing this, I’m always excited to hear from Dillan after reading about him in your essays. It’s wonderful to hear the passion he has about enlightening people about autism. My non verbal six year old just wrote his first unprompted sentence today. It was a good day for me to watch this.

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