Here's a video from Night of Too Many Stars (back in October) where we meet Jodi DiPiazza, an 11 year-old with autism. She and Katy Perry sing "Firework."
Jodi's father said:
Her father explained: "We were afraid she would never speak. Never
dreaming she would sing, or even be able to understand. I've taken off
the idea that there is some limit on her, as she continually proves that
that's not true."
As Jon Stewart, the host of the event said:
"People with Autism shouldn't be written off. They deserve, like
everyone, the chance to reach their potential," he said. "Let's take a
look at what happens when someone actually gets that chance."
Let's give thanks for all those gifts.