The Conference and the Rally
I just posted something on my other blog, Injecting Sense, about last week's American Rally for Personal Rights. Along with being an excuse to post some photos from the event, it gave me a chance to rebut some of the misinformation being spread on the web about something I am very proud of. Rather than repost it in its entirety here, I would simply refer you here.
But this seems to be the perfect place to quote the end of my blog post, as it dealt with the other big event of last week. For the second year, I volunteered my services at the Autism One Conference. Just being in the hotel during that week is special.
Autism One has always provided an amazing atmosphere for attendees. Parents are made to feel supported, and children are free to be as autistic as they are, without anyone batting an eye. Even recognizing the fact that most of us would have preferred to forego the necessity of meeting under these circumstances, I have made friendships that will last the rest of my life.
My thanks to Ed and Teri Arranga, Laura and Shawn Rowley, Lisa Rupe, and a host of incredible volunteers. I consider it nothing short of a privilege to have been a part of the AO family this year.