Inspiration For Dads Everywhere

The nature of twitter is that while living in Silicon Valley, I discovered a sensory friendly concert being held in Millersville, Maryland.  Having been a part of sensory friendly movie viewing, awards ceremonies, and various other activities I had to take a look.

What I found was an interesting and inspiring link to a seventeen year old young lady named Nicole.   Here is how she describes herself on her blog.

My name is Nicole, and I am seventeen years old. I have Asperger’s Syndrome, a high-functioning form of autism. I also have synesthesia, which means I see music. I play 25 instruments, and I will try my best to keep an updated list of all of them somewhere on this blog. I am learning trombone and am posting daily videos charting my progress.

I was particularly moved by her father who I was able to watch perform in a You Tube video posted on her blog.   They play “Chopsticks” together.   What a great dad!  You can find it here.

About Russ Ewell

Since 1994 I have been devoted to the research and application of innovative technology solutions to education. My passion for these pursuits has been driven by my experience as a parent of children with special needs. During the economic technological growth explosion of the 1990's I was lived and worked in Silicon Valley, and was fortunate enough to find a group of people with similar interests and passions. As a result I was able to launch a non-profit called Hope Technology Group whose mission became advancing the use of technology in education. We eventually launched Hope Technology School, which has used technology to build a fascinating and effective educational program that practices full inclusion. Around the same time, I was fortunate enough to develop and build an awarding winning program called E-Soccer with the help of great friends and excellent coaches. These endeavors have left me with a continuing hunger to learn more about the possibilites of education, technology, and inclusion.

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