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This guest blog post is by Garry Kvistad, founder and owner of Woodstock Chimes. The video above was produced by Woodstock Chimes and tells the story of a boy who inspired a fundraising campaign for autism research.

This guest blog post is by Courtney Gondoli, a mother of two children on the autism spectrum from Brockport, N.Y. Courtney's son Joey was nonverbal when he was diagnosed as a toddler but now at age 4 he has started speaking. The video below shows Joey and his mom singing their favorite post-bathtime song.

It's not everyday you get to go to a John Mayer show, let alone head backstage to meet him. Last night, I did just that, but I was part of something so much bigger.

Ethan Walmark, of the 'Piano Man' fame, idolizes John Mayer and to see them meet was incredibly moving. I had a ball with the Walmark family and will treasure the night always. 

To try and write about the experience, truly wouldn't do it justice.  I'd rather you see some photos I snapped throughout because after all, a picture is worth a thousand words!

Jamison Braly, a filmmaker shares here in this blog post about his experience directing a very inspirational music video.

I know almost nothing about autism.

I’m sure there are PSA's about it, and I am betting 20/20 or Dateline did a show about it, but I missed all of that data and am left with a vague knowledge of what autism really is.

In this episode, I feature Peyton, a 13 year old with autism who gives us a first look into one of his passions in playing the piano. Peyton will be playing the piano in an interactive dinner theater play called "Tony and Liz Tie The Knot" this September 21-30th in St. Louis! For more information on Peyton and the play please check out their website at http://www.TonyAndLizTieTheKnot.com!