Sam Lawrence is a filmmaker who speaks for those who can’t. Profoundly autistic as a child, Sam was mute until he was 10 years old. Due to poor communication skills Sam was considered intellectually challenged and restricted to a severe needs Special Education. By age 27 Sam earned three college degrees: two Associates of Science from Front Range Community College and a Bachelor’s of Science in Digital Cinematography from Full Sail University, where he graduated class valedictorian.
Sam volunteers extensively in the community as a Adaptive Recreation Volunteer. Last year he won the 2018 Dorothy Lasley (Mayor’s) Award for Community Service, a distinguished honor in his community.
Sam owns his own video production company, Visualize Results. His films focus on the disability rights and advocacy. As a filmmaker with autism he creates opportunities for people with disabilities to communicate directly to society.
Sunday, October 13
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM