AUTISM ONE 2007
Almost as soon as we knew that the Little Rankster was on the spectrum, my wife started going to conferences ⎯ learning and networking. While she did that, I would stay at home with our son. All I knew was that it always sounded like she was having more fun than one should be having at a disabilities conference.
Last year, I got to tag along to Autism One. I learned a lot, but what was really great was to begin putting faces to names. This on-line world becomes so much more real after you meet the people behind the posts.
And this year is the same. It’s been a time to connect and reconnect with friends, old and new.
I probably won’t try to recap everything this year. If you’re here, there’s no much need, and if you’re not, then I probably wouldn’t do it much justice. I know I didn’t do that good of a reporting job last year. The one thing I can say about the experience is that there is a great value to coming together and sharing. I am grateful to Autism One for creating a safe environment for so many diverse groups and individuals to come together and learn from one another.