A narrative to live by and the young man who does.

I just had the pleasure of watching a wonderful piece on a remarkable young man, Jory Fleming, on the Sunday Today Show. Jory lives with several disabilities, or should I say “different abilities,” including autism. He completed his Bachelor of Science at the University of South Carolina , and went on to be a Rhodes Scholar at The University of Oxford. With his service dog, Daisy, beside him, Jory takes on raising awareness about disabilities and differences and speaks openly about his way of seeing the world and the open communication that is at the heart of tolerance – not only talking and expressing ourselves effectively, but also listening and taking the time to acknowledge the opinions of others.

“I think being able to recognize someone who thinks differently, who processes the world differently, who has a different understanding and position when it comes to emotion can maybe help us to think, you know, what does it mean for someone to be different? And I think that each person is incredibly valuable because of the difference and because of the unique attributes and qualities that each person has and is able to then share with others.” – JORY FLEMING

Please take a moment to watch this enlightening interview with Jory Fleming on Sunday Today with Willie Geist: https://www.today.com/today/embedded-video/mmvo110816837704

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Published by Pam Dworetz-Sofarelli

Pam Dworetz-Sofarelli grew up reading everything she could get her hands on, including the back of cereal boxes, record album credits, the telephone book and just about every children’s fiction book before it actually hit the library shelves. Pam is a mother, author, tutor, vision therapist and occasional Oreo cookie binger who lives in NY with her wife and their two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. She never misses a chance to be outside; kayaking, just enjoying the beach and nature, or scouting out Osprey nests and the best lobster rolls on Long Island’s east end. Pam has always loved creating, whether it's writing, drawing, or taking photos, she isn't afraid to allow her vivid imagination to take the lead. Inspired by experiences of her own, and those of her children, it is her value of authenticity that shines through on the pages of her debut children’s book, Archie Finds His Voice, where kids will learn the importance of knowing and being proud of their true selves while embracing the differences of others.

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