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Eli, Inspiring Boy With Autism, Gives Brave Graduation Speech

This was originally posted on Huffington Post as 'Eli, Inspiring Boy With Autism, Gives Brave 6th Grade Graduation Speech (VIDEO)'


On Thursday, HuffPost Good News asked its Facebook readers, "Who inspires you to be a better person?"

We got several amazing answers. But the one that stood out was Shannon Rosenberg's, who simply wrote "My son," and attached a video.

In it, her son Eli, who has autism, gives an inspiring graduation speech to his 6th grade classmates.

He talks about his journey at Pinetree Elementary School -- going from severe difficulty with social skills to being able to stand on stage and give a speech. By the end of the speech, you'll want to join the crowd in their standing ovation.

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