What we know.

My son, Nicholas, is 13 and has autism. He often understands things people don’t think he understands and doesn’t understand things people think he should understand. Just like everybody else.

Ray and Nicholas Hemachandra sitting by the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina (photo by Kristi Pfeiffer)

Top 10 List: Things to Remember When Working with Autistic and Other Disabled Children

I recently did a recorded presentation for an online class at Western Carolina University–Biltmore Campus for students working to become special-ed teachers, counselors, and therapists. I’ve done a good number of such talks, usually in person, over the years at TEACCH, UNC–Asheville, Blue Ridge Community College, Western Carolina University, local medical groups, autism camps like…