David Patten, Dummy, awakening from autism


A child in the 1950s, David Patten was labeled retarded, lazy, stupid; a dummy. Isolated by an autism spectrum disorder and dyslexia, David slipped into the dark underbelly of American life, spending time in a mental institution, a violent inner-city school for troubled youth, and an experimental home for schizophrenics. David and Maryanne talk about his remarkable journey from brokenness to a truly successful, awakened life...an inspiring vision of our human potential. David says, "As it turns out, my true happiness is proportional to my yielding to the brokenness, not to my refusing to accept it or to my struggling to overcome it.” 

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