"It's the most beautiful thing I've ever been associated with," said the comedian Robert Smigel, who organizes and produces "Night of Too Many Stars." "I've made a career of all this nonsense _ and I'm very proud of it _ but it all pales in comparison to what happened Saturday."
"They deserve to be nurtured," says Smigel of children with autism. "They deserve to be educated. They deserve to be encouraged and not written off and not ostracized."