Congratulations Eve on being recognized by CHAI Works as a Chai Champion!
This year CHAI Works recognized “eighteen individuals or organizations that are extraordinary advocates for people with disabilities. Our community is blessed with many who support and embrace our clients and others with disabilities, foster their growth, give them opportunities to live full, meaningful, and independent lives, and celebrate their accomplishments. We are excited to honor their contributions.”
Learning to Kiss
Learning to Kiss is a startling, nuanced memoir that delves beyond the current news headlines to reveal what happens when autism and pain collide. It’s an unflinching portrait of a nonverbal young man with autism named Billy who responds to his overwhelming litany of medical issues with courage, grit, and steely determination to communicate. Eve Megargel’s raw and honest account of her son’s physical, psychological, and spiritual dimensions transports the reader into every moment of Billy’s struggle to express his life in the midst of chronic pain. Now at 27, Billy is an independent communicator, artist and yogi. He has been the subject of a documentary film as well as several news articles.