Benjamin is a bright young man with high-functioning autism. He is making a positive impact on the world, giving inspiring educational presentations on autism, performing sensory-friendly concerts (singing, playing violin and recorder, acting as MC), and blogging.
Benjamin has given a TED talk: Breaking Barriers of Autism: The Power of Kindness and Friendship https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r05BUkOfOk8
His mother, Malva, has been Benjamin’s primary therapist and helper throughout his life. She is the author of the award-winning book titled, Benjamin Breaking Barriers: Autism – A Journey of Hope. The story is written to have broad audience appeal while also functioning as a guidebook for parents and professionals dealing with autism
This collaborative blog takes up the story where the book leaves off – near the end of Benjamin’s sophomore year in high school. Join us as Benjamin moves into young adulthood and makes his mark!