What can we all say? David Lieberman is surely on a roll these days! Not only has he become the first former student in the thirteen year history of the College Experience to transition into the role of a staff member, but he is also making strides as a lecturer in the world of higher education. David recently visited the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY on the date of Thursday, November 29, 2018 to deliver a lecture to the classes of Children with Disabilities and Understanding Autism.
David is on the autism spectrum and was diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS). David has a treasure chest of information to share with the disability community and anyone else about how to overcome some of our greatest challenges. David shared with the class how an intense childhood regimen of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Therapy allowed him to make strides in steady increments. He went through the process step-by-step about how the therapy helped him overcome the trauma of getting a haircut at the age of three. He was accompanied by our Media and Activities Liaison, Jesse Saperstein who spoke after David and is also on the autism spectrum. The HWS campus is a special place for David considering that his parents met while they were students on campus, and it is also the alma mater of other members of his family.
You can watch David’s speech below.