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Monday, January 22, 2007

WBUR Commentary on Local Stabbing

I wrote about the tragedy involving a teenage boy on the autism spectrum, at a high school near us. A horrible topic, by the way. Just absolutely horrible. You can access the commentary on the Internet tomorrow at this link; it is for WBUR, Boston’s NPR station.

It will air on 1/23 at the end Morning Edition, after the cochlear implants story, during drive time (6:55 a.m. and 8:55 a.m. EST)


Best of luck!

— added by I Wax Poetic on Monday, January 22, 2007 at 12:59 pm

He was a classmate of Phil’s a few years back. I meant email you and Ned earlier.

— added by dave on Monday, January 22, 2007 at 5:05 pm

Oh, Dave. I’m so sorry. Hope Phil is okay…

— added by Susan Senator on Monday, January 22, 2007 at 5:18 pm

I caught your broadcast this morning while I was driving to work. Well done, Susan. Interestingly, today the community health coalitions (one of which I participate) received a message from Dr. Edward Hallowell which began by saying “Because of the awful tragedy of last Friday, I am concerned that some people might believe that Asperger’s syndrome is a malignant condition. It would be a shame to compound the horror of last week by promoting a misunderstanding of Asperger’s syndrome.”

Keep up the good work to educate people about autism.

— added by Don on Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at 7:30 am

This is the second time I have heard you on NPR. There was such a sadness to your voice today, that I cried. I guess I cried for the family of the boy who was lost and for the family of the boy who is the suspect. I cried for my own baby grandson who is also struggling with autism and I wonder what his future holds. Thank you for putting out the word on autism and I wonder everyday how you do it.

— added by Anonymous on Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at 12:03 pm

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