This is my Ted Talk given at TedxKelowna June 10, 2017. The title of the talk is “Five Things I Learned from a Fairy.” It is about what I have learned from my life with my daughter Zara, who has Asperger’s syndrome, and about how those lessons could benefit all people, with or without ASD. Enjoy and share!
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As parents, we want to teach our children, but there is also much we can learn from them. That is particularly true of kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder, who see the world differently, and can open our eyes to ideas we may never have imagined. How to improve education, build a better health system, get the most from our employees, be better parents, and be our best selves, are five things Tasha learned from her daughter – and her journey through fairyland.