Ben has spoken with or met the above people.
I know some people have particular feelings towards all, but I was born and raised a democrat, it's my good/poor upbringing, and not my fault. And Temple Grandin's book "Thinking in Pictures" was my bible for years. It was the only thing that helped me hold on to hope when I was told 95% of autistic kids never live independently and 50% lose language. This was before Autism-hub!
I know it's my brag book.
To John Edwards, he said, "Nice to meet you", which he had only just learned in Speech class, and Edwards said, "Well, nice to meet you!" He is looking away because this idiot used a flash.That's Ben's head in the lower right.
To Temple Grandin, when I introduced him, he said, "Momma, she won't look at me!"
"What's your name?", President Carter asked.
"My names Jimmy!"
Ah, the memories...
Pretty good when you consider this kid is a plague upon society!
When Ben was four years old, still not conversing, he had an aide from Guatamala who loved him.
"He's going to grow up to be president!", she told me once.
Kid runs in some pretty big circles for a punk!