Autism Ambassador Energizes York Catholic Students to Reach for Dreams

A presentation at York Catholic High School on autism awareness on Nov. 22 was more pep rally than assembly, as 21-year-old Ben Hartranft captivated and energized students with his story of exceeding expectations while living on the spectrum.

“Hello everybody! This is Ben Hartfrant,” he eagerly summoned students over the public-address system. “I’m going to present your assembly today! Who’s excited?”