Emily Colson, daughter of the late Chuck Colson, speaks to churches and organizations nationwide and has appeared on numerous media programs, including Focus on the Family and The Mike Huckabee Show. In her book, Dancing with Max: A Mother and Son Who Broke Free, Emily and her father share the beauty of life with Max, Emily’s adult son with autism. The book won the “2011 Outstanding Literary Work of the Year (Family Division) Award” by the Autism Society. Through her message, Emily has inspired many to persevere through their own challenges and see the gifts that can come from autism. Emily has been a single mother for most of Max’s life and has learned hard lessons in life, love, and a whole lot of laughter. Emily and Max live on the coast of New England where they can often be found dancing.