Not Only Did He Pass The Bar, He Did It On The First Try
Now Erik plans to practice special education law.
“I got into it because I wanted to help other people with special needs, other people like me,” said Erik.
At the age of 3 Wever was diagnosed with autism. Doctors told his parents he would have to be institutionalized for the rest of his life.
We can definitely say that he proved them wrong. Sandi Weber, Erik’s mother, made an amazing decision and refused to put her son in a home.
Erik’s development into adulthood was done with his mother’s decision to raise him at home with a lot of trial and error.
When Erik was first diagnosed with autism there wasn’t a lot of information. Sandi, his mother,started videotaping her son’s behavior and playing it back for him as a teaching tool since Erik responded better to visual learning.
She also enrolled Erik in Special Olympics. This amazing organization gave him the confidence, friends and strength as he attended college at Point Loma Nazarene University. Which later led him to get into the Cal Western School of Law and graduate.
Source: NBC San Diego