I’m just gong to say a few words here. This is my son playing the piano. At age 3 we weren’t sure if he would be able to do anything requiring this level of motor planning. However, with therapy, biomedical intervention and hard work (his, not ours) we have helped him increase his function level to the point that he can succeed in difficult tasks. He is 6 now. He is in a mainstream classroom, albeit with para support, and has a good group of friends who accept him. He also rides a horse and plays the piano.

This autism awareness day I’m asking that folks put aside their respective opinions about autism and spend the day celebrating what the world of autism has brought us. People with autism can contribute, and if you take the time to listen they will tell you about a remarkable world right in front of your eyes. Thanks.