Teen with Autism Prompts Dad to Write a Book About His Journey

When asked about his autism, Ezra Fields-Meyer compares it to his religion. The young man explains that he, “knows he has a good memory and likes to repeat things. As a Jew, he’s noticed similar qualities….We repeat Shabbat every week. And we sing the same songs.Tom Fields-Meyer decided his story might be able to help other parents. He wrote Following Ezra: What One Father Learned About Gumby.Tom says it started when a therapist suggested that he and his wife celebrate the boy they had, rather than the one they did not.

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Teen with Autism Prompts Dad to Write a Book About His Journey