Music with autism

Whenever I think about my son and music, I always sort of chuckle. He likes music and sometimes he sings along but he quickly gets embarrassed if I notice. I must say this article was quite intriguing when I read it.

The young man here play’s guitar in a band despite the fact that he puts himself in what seems to be an uncomfortable position a lot of the times. The article is entitled “What it’s Like to be a Guitarist with Autism” by Tom Bak over at The Mighty. One of those articles that makes me think.

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Autism Librarian

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Autism & the NHL

So with my family being big hockey fans (in fact, my nephew currently plays for the NCAA Champion University of Denver Pioneers), this article seemed appropriate. It’s entitled “Even Helps Hockey Fans with Autism Prepare for Wild Game” over at CBS Minnesota. My youngest son was even watching the NHL Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks play this afternoon. It really is a family affair here.

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Autism Librarian

 

Backstory

If I’ve learned nothing else in life, it’s that everyone has their own backstory and until you hear that story, you’ll never know what it is.  So this story tonight is about someone telling someone else their backstory.  All I can say is it’s a very powerful story.

The article is entitled  “To the Person Who Left Me Awestruck After I told You About My Son’s Autism” by Caitlin Johnson over at The Mighty. Like I said before, we all have one and while no two are alike, they are really all just as powerful. Hmmm….sounds just like autism.

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Autism Librarian

Traits, characteristics or “symptoms”

Like I talked about earlier in my It’s All in Your Perspective post, this article talks about the “postive” aspects of autism, even listing several of them. The article is entitled “The Side of the Autism Spectrum I Wish More People Could See” by Yasmin Stubbings over at The Mighty. I think taken together, both articles are definitely worth the read, for everyone.

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Autism Librarian

To my daughter

When I read this article, the first think that came to my mind was, I hope one day my daughter feels this way. Right now she’s struggling with her relationship with her brother and as I think I said before, it’s stressful for all of us.

Anyway, the article is entitled “To the Man Who Said My Brother’s Autism Would Wreck My Family” by Freya O’Horo over at The Mighty. Sometimes life is just plain hard, all we can do is take it one day at a time.

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Autism Librarian

It’s all in your perspective

Okay, I really like this article in the fact that it comes to you from a different perspective. That rather than looking at it like autistic people need to “fit in” to society, maybe that it’s the rest of us who need to “fit in” society.

The article is entitled “Taking a Different Perspective on Autism” by Guy Shahar over at The Mighty. I must say, the article definitely makes you think.

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Autism Librarian