TED talks are wonderful nuggets of information, offering new perspectives on topics most of us don't think too much about -- that's why experts and academics often give them. (The parodies of TED Talks are also quite funny.)
This talk by Andrew Solomon about parents who love children who are wildly different from them, be it disabled, autistic, etc., is an absolute must watch. If by the end of it you don't feel more compassionate and kind, then you are made of stone.
Solomon wrote the book Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity It's an enormous book but after this talk I'm keen on reading it.