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May 17th, 2010
01:00 PM ET

Schillings on having son with Asperger's

(CNN) – Love him or hate him, Curt Schilling made an impression on fans during his baseball career. Schilling, who's now retired, is sharing the story of his family's life since their son was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome in 2007.

Schilling's wife, Shonda, has written a book about their experiences. It's titled, "The Best Kind of Different." Max Kellerman, our newly-minted CNN contributor, sat down with the Schillings for American Morning.

Related: Asperger’s Association of New England


Filed under: Health • Living • Sports
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Zeena MacLean

    This is a great interview. It's a difficult topic, and Mr.Kellerman asks very good questions, and he conducts the interview very skillfully.

    May 23, 2010 at 7:40 am |
  2. janice carter

    The strategy Mrs. Schilling used in the ballpark with Grant is something that is very helpful for kids on the Autism spectrum: she tailored the situation to what she knew he could handle (come out in the 8th inning to watch the game) and just as important, she prepared him for what was going to happen next – There will be noise and lots of people and maybe fireworks. And you'll be okay and we'll have fun. Kids and adults with Asperger's (or any Autism Spectrum Disorder) are often anxious and this anticipatory guidance is really helpful. This interview might provide a lot of support for other parents who are in the same situation..

    May 20, 2010 at 8:05 pm |
  3. Susan Gay

    I am hoping this interview with the Schillings will improve awareness of Asperger Syndrome, how it affects families and the children who have it. Every word Mr and Mrs Schilling says is felt by many parents who are raising and have raised their children with autism spectrum disorder.

    May 18, 2010 at 7:49 pm |
  4. Anne Lewis

    I work with parents whose children have been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. What camp will the Schillings' son attend?

    May 18, 2010 at 5:00 pm |
  5. Douglas Meyer

    This is a great interview in which any one affected by asperger's syndrome should see.

    May 17, 2010 at 5:07 pm |