Payam is a young man who takes advantage of every moment life provides. Payam is on the autism spectrum and is non-speaking. At the age of fourteen he started communicating by spelling on an alphabet board and later typing on a keyboard. Payam is a strong advocate for himself and his peers who he calls: “the other silent champions.” Payam has since presented at the United Nations and keynoted a number of international conferences. You can watch some of his speeches by Googling: Payam Autism.