First Autistic Congressional Page Returns to Kansas

By: Stephanie Ramos Email
By: Stephanie Ramos Email

One local teen is back home in Topeka after making the rounds in the nations capitol. Not only did he get a chance of a lifetime, but he also made his mark in history.

16 year old Ben Berlin was accepted into the congressional page program nearly a month ago in Washington, D.C. and he is now back home to share his experiences.

Ben says, "I was nervous, didn't know what to expect. But I had a great time. Got to do a lot of exploring, walking, went on a White House tour with Congresswoman Nancy Boyda. Saw the national cathedral."

"I absolutely enjoyed having Ben Berlin in D.C. with us. Every time I'd be on the floor he would say hello. He delivered messages, he was always right there," says Representative Nancy Boyda (D) Kansas.

His acceptance into the program was a milestone. The first time in the history of the program that a student with autism was accepted as a congressional page.

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