Sometimes going the extra mile, no pun intended, brings so much enrichment to so many. Those of you that were at the Keys to the Treasure Chest autism conference in Calgary last month know just what I’m talking about. Those of you that traveled “Over the River and Through the Woods…”  kudos!

There was a certain quality in the room, with the collaborative energy of the people and the speakers. It was like a web work of neurons, just sparking off each other! The knowledge shared by the speakers was very powerful , and many of you raised such inspirational questions. I met so many of you in person, and wish there had been more time to talk to each and every one of you more extensively those two days.

My heart is truly with you, as I have been where you are right now. My book “Little Rain Man” was the beginning of my journey for help with my son Johnny. I cannot overemphasize the importance of intervention – early intervention, if possible. It was truly a magnificent experience and I always love the conferences and personal contact!

An autism conference is for you and really about YOU! – we could have the greatest speakers in the world – (and I believe we do have the greatest speakers) – but there would be no conference without you. I know you were all there because you believe in yourselves and you believe in your child! So, kudos to you and your family for their support –  for going the extra mile to be at the conference.”