back to top

10-Year Old Boy Reflects On Living With Autism

And what he has to say is all-together beautiful, hilarious, and heartbreaking.

Posted on

He's obsessed with Ninjago, Minecraft, Skylanders, Etc.

That look on his face? Shock and disdain over the fact that I wasn't understanding just how rare the Green Ninja is, as I continued to refuse to buy it for him.

As scary as the diagnosis was for Ryan and his family, it provided them all with the opportunity to better understand what made Ryan tick and provided the tools to help him take control of his own life.

After struggling for years with academics and social situations, he began attending a school that specializes in helping children with Autism thrive outside of their walls.

In his own words, Ryan describes his experience.

View this video on YouTube

Out of the mouths of babes.

To Ryan, and the 1-in-88 children just like him: Thank you for being you! We can all learn so much from them, if only we can stop marginalizing them and start listening to them.

This post was created by a member of BuzzFeed Community, where anyone can post awesome lists and creations. Learn more or post your buzz!