CU Water Cooler

Watch My Talk: On The Spectrum

William AzaroffComment

Last October, I had a profound experience when I presented on the topic of raising an Autistic child at the CU Water Cooler in Kansas City, Missouri. I had never given a talk about my family's experience with Autism, so I was nervous about it. But I felt compelled to speak about my son's experiences, and how his special interest in music helped him through his challenges.

What made the experience so meaningful for me, was that after I spoke my son played several of his songs live in front of 150 people—to a standing ovation.

Check it out and leave a comment to tell me what you think.

Oh yeah, two more things...


P.S. Thanks to the great Tim McAlpine for posting this on Vimeo!

William Azaroff is the VP of Community Investment at Vancity, a values-based financial co-operative serving the needs of its half-million member-owners and their communities. He is also the proudly elected Board Chair of Modo, a car-sharing co-operative in Metro Vancouver and Victoria.