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My autistic brother changed my life | Patricia Kayser | TEDxFIU



At a family function, Kayser discovered that playing the guitar made her autistic brother Christian social and interactive. She started the nonprofit Autism & Music, which helps enhance the quality of life of those with Autism through music interaction.

Originally from Guayaquil, the coast of Ecuador, Patricia Kayser moved to the United States in 2004 when her younger brother Christian was diagnosed with Autism. She always tried to find ways to communicate with Christian. At a family function, Kayser discovered that playing the guitar made Christian social and interactive. As a result, communication with her brother dramatically improved. Kayser realized that music was a great tool to communicate and socialize with people with special capabilities in general. In 2013, she started the nonprofit Autism & Music, which helps enhance the quality of life of those with Autism through music interaction. Kayser recently finished her last semester at FIU and will graduate with a degree in Liberal Arts Studies and a Certificate in Social Media and E- Marketing from FIU.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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