I got this email from my dad on Saturday morning (it was written at 2.40am EST; he’s in California, so it was 11.40pm):
I was just on the computer and had channel 7 on for news and half-watching……heard a teaser for a coming program on autism and a voice asking someone a question concerning a “Charlie”. I turned around to see it and saw YOU.
While it’s possible my dad was referring to seeing a framed photo of me at various stages of my life (though the majority of the photos in my parents’ house are now of a certain boy, their only grandson), my dad did indeed mean that he’d seen me on tv.
So if you happen to be near one from 7-9am tomorrow, Monday, June 9th, and you happen to be watching Good Morning America, you may well see me. I was interviewed last Monday, along with Ari Ne’eman—president of the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN)—about autism and no, it’s not about vaccines.