This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Have you ever wondered what it is like to live with autism? Musician Jonathan Chase was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at the age of 14. Autism has given him a unique view of the world and interpretation of music that he shares in this talk.
ASL interpretation by Cynthia Anderson.
Diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at the age of 14, Jonathan Chase is an advocate, speaker, and mentor to young adults on the Autism Spectrum. He has worked in the Autism field since 2008, partnering with agencies, nonprofit organizations, and families to spread a message of understanding and awareness. Jonathan is also a musician. His musical background includes working with bassist (and former TED speaker) Victor Wooten, whose unique approaches to music and life have greatly influenced Jonathan’s work as both an advocate and a bassist.
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