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The story of Fred and Leroy — my mom has autism | Wendy Hamilton | TEDxOmaha

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Can a mother have autism? Wendy Hamilton reveals her family history to show what happens when children with autism grow into adulthood.

Wendy “Fred” Hamilton is a professional fundraiser, writer and wannabe stand-up comedian. Her family’s story has been featured in Autism Asperger’s Digest and the book “Different, Not Less” by Dr. Temple Grandin. Hamilton has presented and moderated at state and national autism conferences including Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence, the Autism Society of America National Conference, and the Nebraska State Autism Spectrum Disorders Conference.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)


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