We get to be the first guests on The Respecting Autism Radio Show with Dr. Gil Tippy. Gil Tippy, PsyD, is the Clinical Director of the Rebecca School in Manhattan. As one of the founders of the school, he has been responsible for evaluating over 300 children, and has been central in creating both the academic and clinical programs. He creates the training for the entire staff, and consults on their interventions with the children in the school. He was directly supervised by Dr. Stanley Greenspan, creator of the Developmental, Individual difference, Relationship-based (DIR®) model and is one of our personal heroes. His super power is bringing people into authentic relationships, and seeing the best in each individual he encounters. If you have not read his book, Respecting Autism, please pick it up and at least read the introduction. Dr. Tippy lays out the argument for a developmental/relationship based approach to autism intervention and treatment. The implications are profound. We are recording tomorrow night and it will air this Sunday, December 8th, at 9:00 pm Eastern Time, on the Coffee Klatch Special Needs Radio Network. Just in the nick of time, Dr. Tippy’s Facing Autism portrait is done!