Commissioner Sapolin of New York's Office For Persons with Disabilities Presents Award to Kim Stagliano
Here's my brief (it's about 3 minutes of the video) speech at the National Autism Association Metro New York event. That's Bella's voice you hear in the background. Mark and the girls were next to Dan Olmsted, our Editor at Age of Autism and he took the video on his iPhone. He came up to NY from DC just for the event. I was very touched. We had a huge meltdown in the car ride into the City, when Gianna realized our new minivan, as luxurious as it is (the seats go back like La-Z-Boys with foot rests!) it does NOT have WiFi and her iTouch would not access YouTube. She was upset. Very. For an hour. As we passed by Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital on the FDR, I longed to lunged out of the car and into a softly padded room. I mention that in the speech. Natch.