A Graduation Speech Like No Other

Eric Duquette was told he would probably land in an institution, unlikely to graduate. Listen to how Eric beat the odds and let his light shine.
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Eric Duquette graduated as the salutatorian of his high school and he has autism. He gave the commencement speech at graduation after being accepted into every institution of higher learning he applied to. He will attend Rhode Island College.



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