May 13, 2015

Years before rock singer and musician James Durbin began his successful recording and touring career as a contestant on AMERICAN IDOL, he was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome and Tourette Syndrome. On today's show, James tells Adrian Pauland Ethan Dettenmaier how he overcame his disabilities to make music and to raise awareness and acceptance for children who live with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Later in the hour, Kyle Hummel explains how his 12-year-old Autistic son (and our latest Hero of the Week), Alex, urged his family to found Keystone Iron Warriors to support active-duty military personnel and military veterans by pairing them with service dogs.