The Power Of Understanding

I’m honored to be a guest on Human Potential‘s blog talk radio show, The Importance of Allies With Ariane Zurcher, airing tonight at 9pm EDT.

If you have not viewed the two youtube videos of Ari Ne’eman’s speech and Emma’s, where she writes a message to parents about autism, I hope you’ll take the time to do so now.  Please feel free to share widely.

As both kids are on spring break this week, I asked them whether they wanted to have a “sibling chat”.  Both agreed.  What has occurred as a result is nothing short of incredible.  Understandings have been forged, exchanges of ideas and beliefs have been made.  They have listened to each other, asked questions, shown patience and tremendous compassion for one another and in the end grown closer…  Many people take these types of conversations for granted.  But we do not.

Listening and learning…

Nic & Em

5 responses to “The Power Of Understanding

  1. What a great idea to have a sib chat! It can sometimes be hard to be the non autistic sibling. Glad they were able to make some connections!

  2. lilytigerheart

    Love it! What a great idea!

  3. LOVE sibling chat ❤ 🙂

  4. Only just seen the video of Emma’s speech. What a joyful experience to watch Emma writing. And the perfect message too.

  5. I was absolutely blown away by Emma and I think my understanding of autism has been transferred just by watching this 7 minutes video clip.
    I’ve been living with the word “autism” for the last two years and four months.
    2 years against 7 minutes. wow!
    thank you for those wonderful 7 minutes, than you! I’ve almost stopped breathing while watching this.

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