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President Obama's State of the Union: One Autistic's Perspective

Chantal Sicile-Kira | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Chantal Sicile-Kira

While I'm not sitting by the phone waiting for a call from the White House, I'll never discourage Jeremy from dreaming. Who knows, maybe Jeremy will get his chance to meet the president and have a chat with him.

It's Not Easy Being Green: Living With Autism And Synesthesia

Chantal Sicile-Kira | Posted 09.24.2013 | TED Weekends
Chantal Sicile-Kira

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgOne morning Jeremy woke up with a big grin on his face. He spelled out on his letterboard, "I dreamt I painted your personality and I have to say it was purple and very lively."

Thoughts on World Autism Awareness Day

Chantal Sicile-Kira | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Chantal Sicile-Kira

Never giving up and being open to the possibilities that come our way and Jeremy's way is how we live. We look for ways to connect and to give back. We are grateful to our community and society's increasing acceptance and understanding of those who are differently-abled.

The Story of Luke Premieres at San Diego Film Festival

Chantal Sicile-Kira | Posted 11.21.2012 | Entertainment
Chantal Sicile-Kira

Coming of age is never easy. When we first see Luke in The Story of Luke, he is getting ready to attend his Grandma's funeral and to leave the only home he has ever known. His suitcase is packed.

A Full Life with Autism for 1 in 88 Children in the U.S.

Chantal Sicile-Kira | Posted 06.02.2012 | Parents
Chantal Sicile-Kira

"All of us on the spectrum are different from one another and our wants and hopes are as well. It is important to recognize that when planning our lives."

Open Letter to Governor Jerry Brown: On Budget Cuts and the Lanterman Act

Chantal Sicile-Kira | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chantal Sicile-Kira

What is the point of a Lanterman Act -- which is civil rights legislation for those with developmental disabilities -- if there are no monies to enact and protect these civil rights?

Autism Awareness -- Spring: Tis the Season for Autism Awareness

Chantal Sicile-Kira | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Chantal Sicile-Kira

Spring is here and with Spring comes April, and with April comes Autism Awareness month, a mixed blessing as far as I'm concerned.