I just finished reading a remarkable post by the author John Elder Robison, Early Intervention or Not. How Do We Decide? . I had an opportunity to perform at The International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR), the same conference Mr. Robison attended, and converse with a few professionals during the opening banquet. His insightful post brought me back to an idea I had
Many of us have special needs children who are overlooked each year for academic awards, despite the fact they may be trying as hard as they can. This school year, I have decided to use the White Phoenix gift idea to award my son for his outstanding efforts. Though we have had some major set backs this year, some his
Despite all of the tremendous gains made in understanding our world, we remain constantly bridled by our inability to recognize the native talents and unexplained intuitions that challenge conventional wisdom. As a species, we resist growth, and the price we pay is the loss of love for our neighbor.