Footage take here is only part of all of the footage from the Horatio Alger Conference held that night that was broadcasted on live TV. In the video, a former Virginia Horatio Alger scholar mentions reads an essay describing the hardships and obstacles that I have had overcome in my life in order to achieve success, including me being diagnosed on the autism spectrum at the age of 2. A few years later, I was diagnosed with PDD-NOS (Pervasive Developmental Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified), or mild ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). Hope you enjoy the video.