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Subject of the Movie Stronger, Boston Marathon Bombing Hero & Best-Selling Author
A survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing and a national hero, Jeff Bauman shares his story in a presentation that will inspire. He is the subject of the movie Stronger starring Jake Gyllenhaal, based on his best-selling book of the same name.
Animal Scientist & Autism Self-Advocate
The most accomplished adult with autism in the world, Grandin inspired the HBO film Temple Grandin (starring Claire Danes). Grandin shares the challenges and successes of her fascinating life.
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist, Author
The author of Life, Animated (inspiration for the Academy Award nominated film of the same name) shares his journey of connecting with his son, who has autism, through Disney movies.
Disability Advocate, Educator & Best-Selling Author, Sitting Pretty
Rebekah Taussig will challenge everything you think you know about disability as she invites us into her experience of living in a body that looks and moves differently than most.
Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor
Abbott’s life changed forever when she was struck by bomb shrapnel and lost her left leg. She captivates audiences with her inspirational story of pain, anger, optimism and resilience.
Engineer & Co-Founder of Limbitless Solutions
When Dr. Albert Manero was growing up, his parents taught him the importance of making the world a better place. That inspiration has taken form in Limbitless Solutions, a nonprofit devoted to bringing 3-D printed bionic arms and hands to children at no cost to their families.
Champion Snowboarder & Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor
Pearce went from being a gold medal hopeful to suffering a brain injury that nearly took his life. Known for his contagious optimism, he delivers a powerful message of overcoming adversity.
Author & Journalist
After ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff was wounded in Iraq, he and his wife, speaker Lee Woodruff, penned the best-selling In an Instant to help others cope with crisis.
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