Erik Weber, an adult with autism, is making strides this week. After giving an oath of professional conduct before a panel of judges, he announced he would focus on special education law to help other people like him.
"I can still see that little boy who had no language, and who was really struggling to trust people, and I never take that for granted," Weber's mother, Sandy, told KPBS.
Eric Courchesne, a neurosciences professor at UC San Diego, has known the Webers since Erik was 14, KPBS reported.
"I’m just so impressed," Courchesne said. "His story is unusual and very rare and quite a success."
Watch the full interview above.