February was Jewish Disabilities Month. Here are what people said when Elaine Hall Visited Michigan:
A few comments from the parents and teachers:
- “Wonderful speaker; dynamic and inspiring!
· “It touched my Heart and soul. Thank You for making a Difference in our community”
· “Excellent movie!”
- “Thank you for a profound and moving experience”
A few comments from the Social Workers:
- “Very engaging & warm, topic very relevant for parents & professionals “
· “What a great movie with an amazing message!”
“You have warmed my heart for life!” Pay Harvey, CBS News Anchor
I am not sure if you remember me… I met you right before the children’s performance at the Autism Society’s conference in Dallas… we talked about Autism the Musical and I wanted to share that we require it as a “text” in our autism certificate course work.. you gave me your book.
I just finished your book(instead of my lectures for next weekend- we teach our autism courses on Friday night and all day Saturday four times a semester). I am honored that you that I have read your journey. Paula Kluth says that “good teachers always read to their students” I have never read to my cohort of grad students in the autism certificate courses… this changes next weekend with your book, not sure where I will start and what I will read because this is the last class in the last course of their certificate work. But I wanted you to know. Thank-you for all of your special gifts.
PS I shared with our local Autism Society Chapter how much I was enjoying your book. Linell Weinberg, their Executive Director, may be in contact with you to come and give a lecture/workshop. She provides workshops for parents and professionals- in part through a local family empowerment grant from a our board of Developmental Disabilities. I hope it works out that our paths cross again. Take care.
Anderia Trail Ryley, M.Ed.
School of Intervention Services
Bowling Green State University
You have warmed my heart for life!