Acting normal in a world that thinks you’re not

This week’s episode of This American Life, features stories about the developmentally disabled and people with special needs. One is Johnathan, a man on the autism spectrum. The program originally aired on National Public Radio in 2002 and is being replayed this weekend.

    Stories about people who were told that they’re different. Some of them were comfortable with it. Some didn’t understand it. And some understood, but didn’t like it.

As host Ira Glass says in the introduction, this program has “voices and stories that usually do not make it to the radio.”

Give it a listen this weekend, or listen online anytime.


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  1. Susan Klawien Says:

    I remember you when you wanted to learn how to play the violin. Easter Seals Kindcare made it possible for you to get lessons at Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. It was through the efforts of Pam that made it possible for you to fulfill your dream! You can do anything you set your mind to and don’t let anything stop you!

  2. Beth Finke Says:

    Michelle, Good to hear from you, thanks for commenting to the Easter Seals autism blog. I know some of the folks at Easter Seals Kindcare – I’ve visited Kindcare in South Milwaukee a couple times. Good people!

  3. Michelle Trzecinski Says:

    I have autism and deaf. My Easterseals-Kindcare know that. Ask them.

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