Benjamin Breaking Barriers
To give audiences a broad understanding of autism and how it challenges those individuals who are living with the diagnosis—education is an important bridge to compassion. To inspire and uplift listeners through Benjamin’s example of what might be achieved in spite of autism.
BackgroundBenjamin Tarasewicz, a bright young man with high-functioning autism, is making a positive impact on his community by educating his peers and teachers, as well as the general public, on the challenges of living with autism. Benjamin has had years of intensive autism therapy and has exceeded expectations of what might be achieved by someone with the diagnosis. In addition to his love for theater and acting and his participation in Boulder’s top-level youth symphony (as a violinist), Benjamin has recently taken on the role of public speaker and advocate. Together with his mother, he delivers power-point presentations and maintains a blog.
Association for Community Living in Boulder County
Autism Society of Boulder County
Autism Society of Colorado and Arc Capital