Tonight's Guest Interview is With Brian Andrew Wong.Who is a Marshall University Graduate where was The Worst TRAGEDY IN NCAA HISTORY On a rainy hill side in Wayne County, West Virginia, the lives of 75 people were lost in the worst single air tragedy in NCAA sports history. Among the losses were nearly the entire Marshall University football team, coaches, flight crew, numerous fans, and supporters. The event marked a boundary by which an entire community would forever measure time... before or after "The Crash". This site is a memorial to the lives that were lost on that evening; to honor those men and women who made a mark in the hearts of a school, a community and a nation.
At the age of 15 years, Brian A. Wong experienced the death of his mom, a retired decorated Sergeant Major in the U.S. Army Band, at the age of 54 years to melanoma. A few years later, he was diagnosed with Asperger’s. He is a May 2013 graduate from Marshall University in Huntington, WV where he was a student in the College Program for Students with Asperger’s Syndrome. As an individual on the spectrum with B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Counseling, he can provide a unique insight to the bereavement experience.
He has written a paper titled “Bereavement and Autism: A Universal Experience with Unique Challenges” that he presented at the Marshall University College of Liberal Arts Research & Creativity Conference and at a plenary session at the 22nd Annual Tri-State Psychology Conference at the University of Charleston. His presentations may be watched at www.youtube.com/brianandrewwong1989.
He has written an article, by the same title of his conference paper, for the Spring 2013 edition of the Autism Advocate, the flagship publication of the Autism Society of America, available at http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/687870a2#/687870a2/30. He will be presenting on this subject at the Autism Society National Conference in Pittsburgh, PA on Friday, July 12 at 3:00pm.
His papers on bereavement and grief may be read on his website at http://marshall.academia.edu/BrianWong
You Can Contact Brian Andrew Wong through His Website!