Bradley McGarry talks about careers for adults with Autism at a 2015 TEDx event in Erie, Pennsylvania.
Brad McGarry is a native of Erie, PA & the Director of The Autism Initiative at Mercyhurst University, the 3rd highest ranked program in the U.S. for Impressive Special College Programs for Students with Autism. In 1999, he received his Master’s in Community Counseling and then completed a Masters Certificate in Special Education with a concentration in Applied Behavioral Analysis. Brad has passionately worked to raise awareness and support for Autism not only in the Erie community but also across the nation. Over the past three years he has testified before the 112th United States Congress, was nominated for the Temple Grandin Award through the Autism Connection of Pennsylvania and was a contributing author to the published guide, “Emerging Practices for Supporting Students on the Autism Spectrum in Higher Education”. Brad & the AIM Program have been featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Forbes Magazine, NBC’s TODAY.com, C-SPAN and Autism/Asperger Digest.
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