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This is fourth-grade student’s touching speech to classmates about his living with autism

A fourth grader in San Bernardino County, California, stood at the front and told his classmates about what it’s like to live with autism. The touching video was caught on camera April 5, 2019, by their teacher Lisa Rachel Moe.

Moe, who teaches at Chino Valley Unified School District, posted the video of one of her students, Rumari, addressing the class.

In Moe’s post, she wrote that none of Rumari’s classmates knew that he was on the spectrum. The students sit quietly while he tells them about his own differences and quirks, and reiterates how important it is to make “everyone feel like a someone.”

“If I were unable to ever teach again or if there was ever a question to my path into this role as an educator, this moment solidified my purpose,” Moe wrote in the post, which had over 13,000 views as of Friday morning.



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