My name is Louis Scarantino. I was born in the 90’s and was diagnosed with autism at age 2.5. I had an abnormal childhood, not being able to speak until I was 5. When I started school, my mother, along with the counseling center I went to for support, have done so much to make me who I am today.
High school life was tough. I was bullied by special education teachers and principals who didn’t understand me. I got a job at Burger King in high school and won the Employee of the Month award three times. I once attended an Elton John concert and unexpectedly ended up in the front row and got an autograph. It’s the only great memory I have from high school. autism speakers