Sean Sokler is a young man from Northern Virginia who graduated from George Mason University in 2005 (see Mason's First Autistic Graduate, Sean Sokler, Set to walk May 21 and Graduating with Honor). Sean lost the ability to speak in early childhood, but has been communicating through facilitated communication since he was in the fifth grade.

He is currently pursuing a graduate degree in journalism at GMU. You can visit his personal homepage at; he also maintains a blog at

He has given us permission to post some of the things he wrote when he was in college: