The Medieval Trio Tales ~ Courage at the Concert” is a very special book Joel wrote and illustrated for children to share about How to Be a Friend and to stick up for someone in need. Kids of all ages love itDiagnosed with Autism at the age of three has not slowed Joel down. He is a sought after and seasoned assembly speaker who encourages students from kindergarten to college. His unique perspective and direct manner captures students' attention immediately. He explains what is feels like to have autism. Students listen with rapt attention to his multi-sensory presentation including firsthand testimonial, interactive art, singing in unison, and narrating the books he's written and illustrated. He is always willing to answer any questions. .