I never thought I’d be the CEO of a tech startup. But after I wrote Life, Animated, I got thousands of responses asking largely the same question: “how can my family connect with our autistic child like you and Cornelia did with Owen?” So I gathered some of the best neuroscientists and technologists around, and got to work on something to help. Sidekicks is a mobile service that helps turn autistic individuals’ passions into pathways for social and personal growth. But it’s also the groundwork for the first AI — fed remotely with insights and information by context-deep coaches, therapists, doctors, family members and friends — that will support us, anywhere, in the act and the art of living. via his website ronsuskind.com