By Kim Stagliano
I just got this photo from Stan Kurtz of Generation Rescue from the 2nd Annual Leather Meets Lace event at the Playboy Mansion.
Recognize that man with Jenny McCarthy, author of the NYT best seller Mother Warriors? Here's a hint. He used to wear more makeup than she does. He got to do something most of us autism parents can only dream of (if we actually get to sleep.) "Rock and roll all night and party every day." A certain author and friend of mine with Asperger's syndrome created the exploding guitars this man's band used (see You Tube story below from John Robison's site.
It's Gene Simmons of Kiss! I've been near him too. Sort of. Well not really. But I did stand in front of his poster at Madison Square Garden when I went to see Bruce Springsteen last year. Note the autism Mom's deft use of her hands (both beers were mine) and cell phone strapped to the hip in case the babysitter had to call.
Here's John Robison's You Tube clip from his book tour for Look Me In The Eye where he describes how he created the incredible effects Kiss used in the 1970's.
(PS) Stan, is that you right behind Jenny?
Kim Stagliano is Managing Editor of Age of Autism. She hasn't rocked all night or partied any day in quite some time. C'est la vie!