About Benjamin & Malva

Book back cover imageBenjamin 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!

Website:  http://www.benjaminbreakingbarriers.com
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Benjamin-Breaking-Barriers/230541613739911

3 responses to “About Benjamin & Malva

  1. Hi Benjamin
    Its Susanna Block from the Espress-oh Coffee shop at the library where we first met maybe 10 years ago. I was so happy to see you at the Boulder Philharmonic the other night. I did get a e-mail from your mom, like you said I would. Thank you. I just read your entire blog from start to finish. I enjoyed it so much. Having watched you for all these years, but never really known you. I am so happy for you and proud of you. I know what hard work it is. You have grown into such a handsome man and I always have loved your smile. I will try to come to one of your presentations. I am sorry I did not know about the one at the high school. I live very close to there. Keep up all your good work and follow your passion. I am so pleased you have found one. Say hi to your Grandpa for me. I hope I see again soon.
    Susanna

  2. I was wondering if either of you traveled for speaking engagements? Our non-profit is having our annual gala/fundraiser on November 3rd in Lubbock Texas and we would love to visit with you about speaking!

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