I started off my Autism awareness "tour" today in my home community of Dassel-Cokato. I have never felt more embraced! This group was incredibly responsive to my story, my message, and my mission. It was wonderful being able to begin in my hometown because many of the people I spoke to today had, at one time or another, interacted with my brother. My next-door neighbor was there, and he told a story about Trevor and my family that brought us both to tears. I have five more presentations in the next TWO weeks and I am so excited to continue on after speaking with such a wonderfully responsive audience. Thank you Cokato Dassel Rotary for including me in your program today!