Watch this Daddy and Daughter who Created a YouTube Channel To Empower Children with Autism and other Special Needs
The dynamic duo of Miguel Figueroa and his daughter Illiana are on a mission to change the lives of children with autism and special needs worldwide.
Four years ago, Miguel tried to push his now 13-year-old daughter to start her own YouTube channel, similar to the ones she adored so much -- but he was shocked by her response.
Miguel says he saw an immediate change in his daughter in that very first episode in 2017.
Illiana was talking more, engaging more, completing her sentences, trying to pronounce words,
He also noticed a "huge change in her excitement level and her engagement and her wanting to kind of come out of her shell."
Four years later, the Figueroas have reached an audience of more than 100,000 subscribers.
Miguel says parents from all over the world reach out to him looking for advice, or just to know that they're not alone.
He recalls meeting a little girl and her mom who had traveled three hours just to meet the people behind ToyQuest 101 at a comic book event in New Jersey. The mom explained that her daughter has autism and loves their show because she can relate to Illiana.
Watch them below...