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.