The Nation's Premier Autism and Disabilities Conference

November 15-17 | Columbus, OH

November 15-17 | Columbus, OH

The Nation's Premier Autism and Disabilities Conference

Wednesday Keynote


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Patrick Henry Hughes

Thursday, November 15, 2017 | 9:45-11:15 am | Keynote Stage

Patrick Henry Hughes is a 29-year-old multi-instrumental musician, speaker, and author from Louisville, KY. He first came to national prominence in 2006 while a student at the University of Louisville, where he played trumpet as a member of the Louisville Marching Band. Born without eyes and unable to fully straighten his arms or legs, Hughes and his father made a great team, with the elder Hughes pushing Patrick in his wheelchair through the marching routines. Hughes is the author of I Am Potential: Eight Lessons on Living, Loving, and Reaching Your Dreams. His life is dramatized in the 2015 film I am Potential.

Watch the ESPN profile of Patrick Henry Hughes

Watch the Extreme Makeover Home Edition featuring the Hughes family

Watch the trailer for I am Potential