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My Name is David

My Name is David is an animated short film from one of the animators of Robot Chicken, Matt Manning, that depicts a young student's speech to his fellow classmates about his autism. The film features the actual words and voice of the author of the speech,14-year-old David Shapiro Sharif. Sharif's speech aims not only to educate children and adults about autism but also to give a voice to the more than one million young men and women with autism in schools throughout the country. You can watch the video on YouTube here.


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