Thursday, February 28, 2008

Larry King Live and Autism

If you missed last night's 'Larry King Live' program on autism, here's the link for a partial viewing. The program featured Jason J-Mac McElwain, who became a national sensation after scoring 20 points straight during a high school basketball game in 2006. Jason, a charming and well-spoken young adult with higher-functioning autism, went on to win the ESPN ESPY Award for Best Moment in Sports 2006. He has written a book about his life entitled The Game of my Life.

Here's the link to the interview:

Also on the program, Holly Robinson Peete, Toni Braxton, and Doug Flutie who all have sons with autism. The Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism provides resources and other support for families facing this challenging diagnosis. Check it out:
Breakthrough Parenting for Children with Special Needs: Raising the Bar of Expectations

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