Autistic Salutatorian Delivers High School Graduation Speech

Eric Duquette is the salutatorian of his high school, an honor student, a musician, and he has autism. The 18-year-old Duquette, who couldn't say a word until age five, gave the commencement speech at his high school graduation ceremony Tuesday night in Smithfield, Rhode Island. "My parents were told I would most likely end up in an institution," said Duquette. "I stand before you accepted into every institution of higher learning I applied to." He stood at the podium wearing a green cap and...Full Story
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