I live in Westchester, NY with my wife and son. Our son Leo has autism. Through this challenge, it’s very important to show gentleness and patience. Sheer force of will is not always the best way forward. Sometimes the best way forward is to just sit still.

For fun, I eat cookies and sit next to my wife while she watches her soap opera, and make fun of how dumb it is. (I actually kind of like it…don’t tell anyone.