April is Autism Awareness Month and it gave me great pleasure to write a Game Plan column on the subject. My niece and nephew are “on the spectrum” and I am consistently amazed at the challenges and joys of knowing them. I also had the privilege of talking to Dana Commandatore and Lisa Guardado (wife of Major Leaguer Eddie Guardado), both of whom are raising children with autism and who have channeled their creative energy into a children’s book (Michelangelo the Diver) and foundation (Ava’s Friends), respectively.

Read more in Challenges on the Autism Spectrum.