Marc Carter presided over the 228th Judicial District Court in Harris County, (Houston), Texas for 16 years. While he was on the bench he created the first Veterans Court in Texas, which, along with many other accomplishments in criminal justice reform, led to him receiving numerous local, state, and national awards and honors. Marc received his undergraduate degree form the University of Texas and his law degree from Texas Southern University. He also obtained the rank of captain in the Army. He presently engages in the private practice of law in Houston, Texas. He is married with two daughters and one grandchild.
A couple of years ago, whilst the world was reflecting on Donald Trump being elected as the new US President, another story went viral and was challenging it for most read. That was the story of today's guest, his autistic son Ben, and a little blue cup! After following that story, I met Marc a few months ago, and knew I had to get him as a guest on the podcast. Marc introduces us to the story of his family, his three autistic children, and what autism means to their lives. We talk about their individual strengths and challenges, and how they all get on under one roof. We discuss the provision that's out there for autistic adults once they leave school (or lack of) and what the government should be doing to put things right. We also speak about mental health, in particular Marc's own story, and that of carers in general. Plus of course we talk about Ben's Little Blue Cup, and how that one story has turned into a charity that helps hundreds of families worldwide. I'm sure this is an episode that you're going to love. To find out more about Marc check out his Grumpy Dad page https://www.facebook.com/OriginalGrumpyDad/ To follow Little Blue Cup click here https://www.facebook.com/LittleBlueCup/