VIDEO: Recently The Y.A.L.E. School was honored to welcome back John Elder Robison for another special guest appearance at the Cherry Hill campus. This time he brought along his son Jack Robison, Jack’s girlfriend Kirsten Lindsmith and their friend Alex Plank, founder of WrongPlanet.net and Autism Talk TV. Together, the four autism advocates conducted a panel discussion for our high school students about friendships, relationships and dating for people on the autism spectrum. All of the panelists are on the autism spectrum themselves, so their unique perspective on these issues was valuable for our teen and young adult students.
Before the panel, we had our students write their questions for the panelists on index cards. John read the questions, and then each panelist answered, each from his or her own perspective. Below is a video of the highlights from the event.