I saw a miracle on Thursday at one of our schools.

A young man, about ten years old, who has struggled with significant autism issues throughout his life stood in front of a class of older students and confidently delivered a speech about World Autism Awareness Day (April 2, 2015).

Autism dayThe older students listened respectfully and the teachers watched with tears in their eyes. They know how far he has come.

The miracle isn’t that he was at the front of the classroom delivering his speech, as wonderful as that was.

The miracle is the gift of the people in our schools who work with children and with patience, and never stop until they find the key to each child’s success.

That’s a miracle that happens every day in our schools.