New York City Acknowledges Autism Awareness with ACTION
What else would you expect from the greatest city on the planet?
Last night, Mark, the girls and I went to the venerable Council Chamber at New York City Hall. In that beautiful room, Commissioner Sapolin, from the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities, talked about how NYC will tackle autism from all sides for all people. He used an analogy (you know how I love analogies) of Helen Keller. (He is seeing impaired.) He recounted how she single handedly changed the perception of blindness, of disability, from an object of mere pity, to a human child who could and did learn. From there, America embarked on a new course for the blind.
New York is setting a new course for autism, with the help of the National Autism Association NY Metro Chapter which includes the 5 boroughs, Westchester and Rockland Counties.