Tim’s Place Albuquerque: Service With A Smile
Tim Harris, owner of Tim's Place, is the country's only restaurant owner with Down's Syndrome, and the joy he gets from serving people good food carries over into his diner's most famous export: hugs! Tim's restaurant is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and is open 7 days a week. Read more about Tim & his restaurant here: http://timsplaceabq.com.
My philosophy for a happy life: Sam Berns
This inspiring talk features Sam Berns. Sam was a Junior at Foxboro High School in Foxboro, Massachusetts, where he achieved highest honors and was a percussion section leader in the high school marching band. He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. Sam was diagnosed with Progeria, a rare, rapid aging disease, at the age of 2. He was featured in the documentary Life According to Sam, which premiered on HBO on October 21, 2013. 17 year old Sam succumbed to his illness on January 10, 2014.
Living with Bipolar Type II – Laura Bain
Laura Bain speaks about living with Bipolar Type II Disorder, the trials and tribulations, but also how it informs her vibrant character and wonderful sense of identity.
Lessons from the Mental Hospital: Glennon Doyle Melton
Glennon believes that life is equal parts beautiful and brutal, and writes about the "brutiful" she finds in marriage, motherhood, faith, addiction and recovery. Glennon unleashes her wit, courage and irreverence to call us to accept ourselves exactly as we are today, but also incidentally inspires us to live bolder, more meaningful lives for others.
My life with Asperger’s: Daniel Wendler
How can we make sure everyone has a community where they feel accepted ? For many people -- the awkward, the shy, or the simply misunderstood -- life is a lonely experience, and good friends are hard to come by.
How we suppress genius and create learning disability: Scott Sonnon
Scott Sonnon overcame dyslexia so severe that he was hospitalized in a children's psychiatric institution. He was advised that he should not set very high his expectations of his potential. He went on to become a five-time world martial arts champion, award-winning producer and author, patented inventor, and fitness industry magnate. Scott was named one of the top 24 trainers in the world by Men's Fitness magazine, and one of the six most influential martial artists of the 21st century by Black Belt Magazine.
Ron McCallum: How technology allowed me to read
Faith Jegede: What I’ve learned from my autistic brothers
Daniel Tammet: Different ways of knowing
Ali Carr-Chellman: Gaming to re-engage boys in learning