dcroweDavid Crowe was thirty years old when his son Taylor was born. After Taylor’s descent into autism at age three, David’s life became a journey through the evolving emotions

of disbelief, grief, acceptance, understanding, commitment, then fulfillment and happiness as he learned how to become the parent of an individual with autism. Along the way David discovered the value of facilitating peer friendships for children with autism and how to build community-based support for his son. As Taylor’s interests in art emerged, his father observed that supporting those interests not only enriched Taylor’s life, but had the added benefit of providing Taylor additional opportunities for positive social interaction with others.