Autistic Salutatorian’s Inspirational Speech

Autistic salutatorian Eric Duquette gave a memorable speech to his classmates in their 2010 graduation ceremony. Parents of the Rhode Island graduate were told their son would eventually have to be institutionalized; that his Autisms was too severe for him to ever lead of functioning life. Duquette jokes “I guess, in a way, they were right about the institution thing, ” he was accepted into every institution of higher learning that he applied to.

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