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Published on Oct 22, 2014
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Mark Fairbanks draws his identity from his most important role in life: being a father. In his case, this was a role marked by raising an autistic son. Mark introduces “Islands of Brilliance,” a program created to educate autistic children, not by attempting to shift them towards society’s norm, but rather by focusing on what makes them different: their perseverance. The results will leave you speechless.
Mark Fairbanks is the co-founder of Translator, a design firm located in the Third Ward of Milwaukee, as well as the founder of Islands of Brilliance.
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