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Joshua Beckford is an 11-year-old boy with autism. This makes him special because he experiences the world differently. He has a passion for making the world a better place and believes if we don't save our Planet, nothing else that we do is important.
Joshua learned to read English fluently by the time he was two and a half and was speaking Japanese by the age of three. At the age of six, he became the youngest person in the world to study Philosophy and History at the prestigious University of Oxford in England, where he gained a distinction in both subjects.
He has a certificate for IXL, an online math program, for completing 29,000 math problems. In 2012, he was nominated and won the National Black Youth Achievement Award (BYA) for Education. He is now the BYA Ambassador for Education. Joshua is also an Ambassador of the GUBA Foundation, a Ghanaian autism charity, where he helps to raise awareness about autism in Ghana and the African community.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx