06/24/2010 01:51 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Non-Verbal Autistic Teen Gives Commencement Address (VIDEO)

Today as we toured the local community college, my son (who is severely impacted by autism and has little verbal skills) turned to me and spelled out on his letter board, "Mom, you are nice to help my dreams come true."

How could I do any less than to help him reach his goals? My son has worked so hard to not be "imprisoned in darkness" as he so eloquently put it in the commencement speech he gave at his high school graduation on Friday, June 18.

Listen for yourself, and tell me, would you do any less then help his dreams come true?