Ben Breaux is a 21-year-old nonspeaking autistic with epilepsy from Northern VA. In addition to passions for writing and advocacy, Ben likes to say, "I love music, math, and cheese!"
Ben has written many articles for numerous autism advocacy groups worldwide and is a proud representative for his community on several advocacy boards and committees, both in the state of VA and nationally. He is currently working towards getting a full High School diploma via "A2A," an online academic and support program for Alternative Learners. Ben strives to show the world that an intellectual disability will not hold him back. He is an aspiring journalist with big aspirations to come.
He feels it is very important that non-, minimal- and unreliably speaking autistics have equal rights, opportunities, and voices in society and shares his beliefs and impressions on his public Facebook Page, Ben B. - My Own Words: Reflections of a Nonspeaking Autistic.
and just recently on TikTok @benbnonspeakingautistic.
Benjamin loves having fun and spending time with his beloved friends, family and "Team."
Ben Breaux CommunicationFirst Advisory Council Member
The Arc of VA’s “A Life Like Yours” ALLIANCE Liasion
Award winning/published Poet and Artist
MARCUS ALERT Committee for State of VA Member
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and how many folks don’t show this ? How many folks are conditional and as quick to drop you as they were to befriend you?