Veronica Gillotti discusses the challenges parents of autistic children face. Although her son is 11, he speaks only one syllable words. She writes about coming to terms with his limitations in her novel Crowd Pleasers. Then Betty Hoeffner, Co-Founder of the Hey U.G.L.Y. Foundation to help bullied kids stop the self-bullying in their heads that results and to prevent bullying. With her was an amazing 7th grader named Connor who shared about his becoming empowered.