Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Stagliano Family on ABC News "Voices and Views: Autism"

ABC News has created an online slide show called "Voices and Views" featuring six families/people dealing with autism. In addition to "The Stalingo's, as we're known telemarketers from coast to coast, you'll see the family of Elias Tembenis, the young boy who passed away from his seizure disorder, my friend the writer Susan Senator and the Brown Family of Texas, with their son, Preston who has dropped his autism diagnosis. By coincidence, there's also Jason Ross, a man with Asperger's with whom I spoke at the JCC Manhattan last Fall. You can read his blog Drive Mom Crazy. Isnt' that the best name for a blog?

The photos serves as proof that I do not burst into flames upon entering a Catholic Church. ;)

Click HERE. Each story is about 2 minutes long.


12 comments:

Stephen Parrish said...

That was superb. Your family is absolutely beautiful. It's nice hearing your voice.

Amy said...

Beautiful...stunning. You guys are amazing. The photos submitted were breathtaking. I love the one of Mia on the carousel with you and Bella in the background. You are so beautiful in that picture - smiling with much pride and love. I loved it. I can only imagine the encouragement you provide to other families. You encourage me to be a better mom! I'm sending this to everyone I know.

Kim Stagliano said...

Are you surprised it'snot a high pitched keening? LOL! Thanks, Stephen. Thanks, Amy, although I deserve no praise. We just walk our walk. Nothing more.

leila said...

Kudos to ABC for doing this. Your family is beautiful, Kim!

And good voting today, GO OBAMA!

jesswilson said...

fantastic, kim. wonderful, affirming. damn, i hate crying mid-day!

Cloudia said...

Good Job!
Aloha from Waikiki-

Michelle O'Neil said...

Gorgeous Kim. Your words, your girls. Absolutely beautiful.

Jason R. said...

You are great! It is amazing how we all have something to give to this world. I hope Obama can really help us all out.

Thank you,

Jason

Amanda said...

Unfortunately due to lack of broadband speed I couldn't listen to the commentary but you all look your usual happy selves! I did get to hear a wee bit of broken up bits of commentary which was enough for me to get you and Mark telling it how it is. Would love That Woman in the restaurant last night to see it!

Laura said...

Beautiful! Nice to hear you and Mark talk, and the slideshow pics are gorgeous!

Demon Hunter said...

Yay, Kim. I am so glad you got your story out there. Your friend's son diagnosis was dropped? Awesome. :-D

hellokittiemama said...

I just finally got to watch the video. Your girls are beautiful :)