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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Whoopi Goldberg Helped An Autistic Man Go Where He'd Never Gone Before

Just another testament to the fact that you never know how your choices can influence the life of another:

I just want to hug them both!

When you're a person with autism, having a forum that you're comfortable in, a social forum where you can interact freely with like-minded people - well, it's just an amazing and empowering thing.

As a lifelong geek and Trekker, it just reaffirms my belief in the power of all of us to make a better, brighter world by reaching for a future where we're all open to the differences that make us human.

This is what I want for my son. For all our sons - and daughters.

Autism is part of who he is, and who he is can be part of who we all are.

It starts with something small, like a shared interaction on the playground, or letting someone eat lunch at your table. Then it grows to something bigger, like joining a club or playing a sport. All those things lead to friends, and things to do and extended families. And those things lead to a full and rich life.

And I want my son to go there, boldly.

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