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Subject:  She doesn't care how much Eisner makes Date:  5/19/2001  3:46 PM
Author:  tpault Number:  12991 of 50446

I know someone who doesn't care if failed. She is unfazed by Eisner's stock options. She doesn't even care if California Adventure goes bankrupt.

She's 10 years old, her name is Andrea, and she's autistic.

My daughter made a new friend, Liz, at school, and they've been trading play time over each other's house. I met Liz's family including her sister Andrea this weekend.

Andrea is generally out of touch with her surroundings except whatever pure and raw emotion controls her at any particular time. Living in a farm setting in a grove of trees, it was almost eerie to hear her screaming bloody murder for 10 minutes, because her older brother went over the neighbors to play. I have never heard a more echo-ing, dominating whale in my life than that of her deafening