My son Simon loves celebrities. But Simon, age 25, is different from most fans. He has fragile-X syndrome and is mentally impaired. His disability is obvious: He has the typical odd, long face and stick-out ears of fragile-X. His speech is difficult to understand; when he does talk, he often repeats the same few phrases over and over. One of those sentences is, "I met Tim Gunn!"
Simon is not your typical "Project Runway" fan. His entertainment choices center around NASCAR, professional wrestling, and shows that feature beautiful women.
Simon is thrilled with any celebrity sighting. He met Read more