Sunday, December 18, 2011

Lawrence Wang

Autism Light #111  is Lawrence Wang.
Lawrence Wang
Lawrence Wang is from San Jose, California. He is in his early 20's. He has autism and is a skilled musical artist. Lawrence Wang is an Autism Light because he has an amazing gift of playing the saxophone without having had the years of practice that is required by some people.

Lawrence Wang is considered by many to be a musical savant for his abilities with the saxophone. His gift at the saxophone was discovered when Lawrence Wang was already 19 years old. When he was younger he would cover his ears and was agitated at music. After a brief and limited training he quickly began playing the saxophone with an exceptional skill.

Lawrence Wang has been featured on The Friends of Children with Special Needs (FCSN) were very helpful in cultivating his talent. Ms. Judy Lam and Mr. Tony Bolivar have been his mentors.

Lawrence Wang's mother Anna Wang says this about her son's talents: "Don't ever give up on your children. You've got to open them up to possibilities. We so often write them off. It doesn't do our children justice. God has gifts for everyone." (Source)

Here is Lawrence Wang playing "The Moon Represents My Heart" on his saxophone.

Here is Lawrence Wang playing "Have Yourself a Merry Christmas" on his saxophone.

Special thanks to Lawrence Wang for sharing his gift of playing the saxophone. Your playing is truly beautiful. We look forward to hearing great things about you as your talent is shared with the world.

Autism Light honors diverse heroes to the world of autism.

Photo: The picture in this post was used with the permission of Anna Wang. 

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