I think that everyone who is autistic has wanted at times to get a group of neurotypical people to listen while you explain to them what being autistic is really like. From that perspective, being able to give a TedX talk was a bit of a fantasy come to life.
Beginning when he was young, and throughout is life, John was told that he needed to change. This forced him to resent and feel ashamed of being autistic. Here's how he found the soil to grow in the light of acceptance.