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Autism Self-Advocate Who Graduated From Law School Passes Bar Exam

May 21, 2014

A few months ago, we shared the story of Erik Weber, an adult with autism from San Diego. Erik was diagnosed with autism at age two.

A few years later, his parents were told to institutionalize him.

Thanks to his family and a great teacher, Erik began to learn language. He is now a law school graduate from Cal Western Law School. Erik said in an NBC San Diego exclusive about graduating, "People call me the trailblazer — the icon — but really I'm an ordinary person doing extraordinary things."

Now, Erik has passed his bar exam — and on the first try!

“When I first opened it up on May 15th, I closed it down and checked it again to make sure I wasn’t hallucinating,” Erik told NBC San Diego.

He was at Starbucks checking his score on his laptop.

“When I found out I really did pass, my keyboard got wet with tears of joy,” Erik told NBC. 

He hopes to one day practice in special needs law to help the disability community.

You can read more about Erik's incredible story here.