Apple's new short film starring autistic teen shows how tech transforms lives

In a video celebrating Autism Acceptance Month, Apple tells the touching story of young boy named Dillan Barmache, who overcomes the difficulties of his communication impediment through the use of an iPad. Using a special app to type out and then verbalize his thoughts, Dillan is able to express to his classmates, teachers, mom and friends the incredibly complex ideas going on inside his head. "At school, I now can have a conversation,” he tells Mashable. "I can share [answers to questions] with my classmates to amaze them that this totally awkward and sometimes strange guy is as smart as they are."