College Valedictorian With Nonverbal Autism Gives Graduation Speech


At the graduation ceremony for Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida this week, the school’s valedictorian gave an inspirational speech without actually speaking a word.Elizabeth Bonker, who lost her ability to speak when she was a toddler, gave the commencement speech using a device that turns her typed words into speech. Bonker was selected by the four other valedictorians to deliver the speech in front of the graduating class of over 500 students.


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