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My name is Hank Smith.  I am a retired teacher, musician, and the author of Sticks and Stones: A Father's Journey Into Autism, and the soon to be released, A Fork Amongst the Spoons: Autism and Independence.  Both books are about living with my son, Ian, who is on the autistic spectrum.  In addition, Ian and I give presentations about autism to groups large and small . . . to parents, teachers, kids, or anyone who wants to hear our story.

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