09/04/2012 11:59 am ET

Nick Brady, California Teen, Creates Video Explaining His Autism (WATCH)

By Penny Arévalo

Freshmen Nick Brady knows kids could look at him funny. So being new to the JSerra Catholic High School community, he made a video to explain why he does some of the things he does.

Brady's autism affects his movements, but as he explains in his video, typing is what saved him and allowed to prove that “you can be smart but look dumb.”

Watch Brady's brave presentation to his class in the above video and click over to patch.com to read the full story.