Celebrity spokespeople can be a mixed bag, especially in the autism community. Holly Robinson Peete is nothing but wonderful. Having good friends with whom you can share this crazy, frustrating, awe-inspiring, bring-you-to-your-knees journey of life with autism: priceless. Thanks for asking me to join you tonight, Patty.
Honestly, the new friends you meet - like-minded, fellow parents of kids with autism - and the friends you had previously who have stuck around, are among the most important things you can have on this journey.