Carly Fleischmann, a non-verbal autistic teenager, took the stage at The Nantucket Project and inspired all with her courage and ability to communicate through her computer. But before doing so, she challenged Senator John Kerry to join her -
"@autismspeaks #TNP Good morning good morning good morning! Today is the day I make history as the youngest speaker ever to speak at The Nantucket project. However I am throwing out a challenge for @JohnKerry who will be speaking right after me. I am saving you a seat on stage and I CHALLENGE YOU TO TAKE IT. I have some questions for you in my head that I think the world would like to hear the answers to. @JohnKerry You and me one on one what do you say?"
After more than 2,500 retweets Senator Kerry agreed to join Carly on the panel. Watch Carly participate on this panel along with moderator Tom Ashbrook, Autism Speak's Bob Wright, Marc Sirkin, her aide Howard Dalal, Singularity University's Vivek Wadhwa and Senator Kerry.
Read more here: Disrupting Autism with Courage and Technology | Big Think