Heard on Campus: Curt Warner

August 01, 2013

“As a parent there’s a lot of uncertainty, there's still uncertainty. I would say the thing would be 'ongoing,' 'autism and ongoing,' because it doesn’t stop. It doesn’t end. You can’t put it in reverse. You can’t back it up. You just have to deal with it.”

Curt Warner, who gave the closing keynote speech Aug. 1 with his wife, Ana, and son Jonathan at the National Autism Conference in The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel. In the talk, “Through a Lion's Eye: Our Family's Journey with Autism,” the Warners spoke about their twin teenage sons -- and Jonathan’s brothers -- who have the disorder. The family founded the Curt Warner Autism Foundation. Curt Warner, a two-time All-American tailback at Penn State, is the program’s all-time leading rusher. A member of the College Football Hall of Fame, he also played seven seasons in the NFL, earning four All-Pro selections with the Seattle Seahawks. Jonathan Warner is a sophomore wide receiver for the Nittany Lions. 

A collaboration between Penn State and the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network, the conference lasted from July 29 to Aug. 1.

Last Updated August 02, 2013