A free local autism and hippotherapy event is coming up next Friday. Author Rupert Isaacson will be coming to speak about his book The Horse Boy, and talk about his family's journey to heal their son's autism through hippotherapy. I am particularly interested in hearing what Mr. Isaacson has to say after reading this quote about him:
"He told us he didn’t want a cure for autism. He wants healing. Isaacson said that he doesn’t want his son to suffer, but that he wants him to keep his personality – that is what makes him special."Here's some official information about the event, which I am hoping to attend:
The National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy (NCEFT) of Woodside is proud to welcome Rupert Isaacson, author of the best selling book and award winning documentary film The Horse Boy on Friday October 16, 2009.
Mr. Isaacson will be reading from his book and discussing the benefits of equine assisted therapy, his son's autism, and his family's personal, spirtual, healing, horse-centric journey. He will be available to sign copies of his best seller after the presentation.
NCEFT, a non-profit Woodside Hippotherapy center
Mounted Patrol Grounds
521 Kings Mountain Road
Friday October 16, 2009
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
For more information please visit our website at www.nceft.org
Will you be there? I really want to go. He lives in Elgin, a small town next to where I once lived outside of Austin. I've been wanting to talk to someone about their school and no one has responded, so I figure I may as well ask him in person! Would love to meet up if you'll be there.ReplyDelete
I will be there unless Leo's bus is late picking him up. May have a kid or two in tow.ReplyDelete
I'm so happy the time got switched! After I'd sent you the last message, I found out that M has a field trip that morning and they'd like me to be a chaperone. Field trip is over by 11:30, so B and I will be there! Hopefully our kids can entertain one another :)ReplyDelete
Heard him presenting (via radio) in Australia recently, look forward to your thoughts, thought he was terrific.ReplyDelete
Not sure I can go, with the time change. Promised Iz I'd go see her play at school, same time. Sigh. Maybe Deb can recap for us and link back here?ReplyDelete
more information about Rupert, his son Rowan, and their amazing journey across Mongolia - his book, and movie, can be found here:ReplyDelete