RALEIGH, N.C. — A 9-year-old North Carolina boy’s message to his classmates about autism is going viral.
George Yionoulis is a fourth-grade student at Douglas Elementary School in Raleigh, WTVD reports. As part of a class assignment, the 9-year-old decided to open up about his life with a six-minute video to his classmates, which explained how autism impacts him the most.
“I didn’t speak until I was almost 3 years old. In fact, my parents weren’t sure if I would ever speak at all,” Yionoulis said in the video. “I also tend to take what people say literally. That means if you say take a seat, you might find one less chair in your classroom.”