Whoopi Goldberg Helped An Autistic Man Go Where He'd Never Gone Before

5 years ago

Just another testament to the fact that you never know how your choices can influence the life of another. Check out the video below of Whoopi Goldberg meeting a very special fan:

I just want to hug them both!

When you're a person with autism, having a forum that you're comfortable in, a social forum where you can interact freely with like-minded people - well, it's just an amazing and empowering thing.

As a lifelong geek and Trekker, it just reaffirms my belief in the power of all of us to make a better, brighter world by reaching for a future where we're all open to the differences that make us human.

This is what I want for my son. For all our sons - and daughters.

Autism is part of who he is, and who he is can be part of who we all are.

It starts with something small, like a shared interaction on the playground, or letting someone eat lunch at your table. Then it grows to something bigger, like joining a club or playing a sport. All those things lead to friends, and things to do and extended families. And those things lead to a full and rich life.

And I want my son to go there, boldly.

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