Yes . . . You Raise Me Up

I just love this song by Josh Groban, but this version is truly special. The fact that it is being sung by a young man with Asperger’s, an autism spectrum disorder, after shutting himself in his home for 7 years out of fear, is simply amazing. As a school psychologist and private clinician, I have diagnosed and worked with several youngsters with this disorder, learning to never doubt the inexplicable pockets of talent or intelligence that may lie within.

Scott James reminds me somewhat of Susan Boyle in that no one would have expected to experience such wonderful passion and talent. He has worked for years to get up the courage to audition and I will surely be rooting for him in this season’s X Factor from Britain.

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