26: How an Autistic Young Man Overcame Adversity and Started His Own Foundation to Help Others Thrive

Today on How to Live A Fantastic Life, we hear from an ambitious young man who has defied the odds, Sean Sullivan. He was diagnosed as being severely autistic as a child, and was bullied terribly. By the age of 14, he had enough. At that young age, he began a quest to help others with autism to excel and get past the difficulties that cause trauma that can worsen this condition dramatically. Now Sean is in his 30’s and is the Executive Director and Founder of the IknowAutism.org Foundation. He talks to us today about how he overcame adversity and lives a fantastic life!

Guest Bio

Sean Sullivan was born with severe autism and was on the very low functioning side of the spectrum!! During this time he was bullied on a consistent because of his differences. When he was around 14 he decided enough was enough, and made up his mind to work extremely hard to improve his intellect, cognitive and language skills and everything in between. Now, in his 30’s he is the executive director and founder of the IKnowAutism Foundation, self-advocate and a member of the Statewide Self Advocacy Network, part of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities as the Orange County, California, representative. He speaks throughout the U.S., providing support on various topics to help parents, teachers, police officers and really everyone understand people with autism and how to communicate with them.

Social media links Sean Sullivan:

Website: http://iknowautism.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IKNOWAUTISM.org

Speakerhub: https://speakerhub.com/speaker/sean-sullivan

Raise the flag for Autism: https://raisetheflagforautism.com/meet-sean-sullivan/

 

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