Spectrum: DeVos rankles autism community

Autism researchers and advocates alike are sounding the alarm as President Donald Trump’s pick for U.S. secretary of education — billionaire Betsy DeVos — heads to the Senate floor for confirmation. DeVos, they say, is unqualified and unfamiliar with the policies that most affect the rights and education of children with autism. More…

The King and I

Broadway actor Kelvin Moon Loh is in the cast of the revival of one of my favorite musicals, The King and I. He was on stage at the matinee, filled with families, when a child began screaming out uncontrollably. The audience was offended and began shouting to the mother to remove the child. But Kelvin knew what was happening. He decided to teach someone a lesson… More…

Let Autism Touch You

In just a little way, it touched minutes of my life. The little girl and the little boy were seated in the row in front of me. On an airplane, it’s better to have kids in front of you, because behind you, they’ll sometimes kick the seat. Dad was with them. Mom across the aisle. More…