Monday, September 23, 2013

Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson, Autism Father, Clergy

"My Jacob has taught me more in 4 years than all of my professors at Harvard or in rabbinical school could ever have hoped to, because my Jacob taught me to live now. He taught me that all that really matters is in the heart. He reminds me to love the unlovable, because the great miracle of life is that if we love the unlovable they become really lovable indeed. And so do we (Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson, Everyone is Someone's Jacob: What I Learned from my Autistic Son, American Jewish University: Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies)."

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Debra Hosseini

Debra Hosseini, Autism Mother, Author

"There is a myth that autistic people can't bond and make meaningful friendships. I've observed many on the spectrum who have closer friendships than many neuro-typicals. They may not have a lot of friends, but the ones they have are deep (Debra Hosseini, Autistic People Make Good Friends, The Art of Autism, August 29, 2013)."

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Bernard Rimland (1928-2006)

Bernard Rimland, Autism Father, Psychologist

"There are many, many treatments out there. Some are useless, but we have to find out which ones work. The government would want to take years to prove what works, but parents can't wait for years (Bernard Rimland, Quoted in San Diego Jewish Journal, October, 2002)."

For more information see Bernard Rimland's Autism Light Page.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Lou Melgarejo

Lou Melgarejo, Autism Father and Blogger

"In order to not become part of the failing system, parents must take care of themselves. I tell parents of autistic children constantly that their physical and mental health should be their top priority (Lou Melgarejo, Huff Post Healthy Living, September 11, 2013)."

For more information see Lou Melgarejo's Autism Light Page.