I found this great set of articles (with more to come it looks like) courtesy of the Autism Daily Newscast. They’re written by Paddy – Joe Moran and they’re all about the positive traits of those with autism.
Paddy – Joe himself is a young man with aspergers. The first article is entitled “The Positive Traits of Autism – Part 1 – Loyalty“. Check it out.
As I’ve done before, I want to get a big shout out to the Missouri Special Olympics. My son had a chance to do some drills, take some shots and just have fun with the Lindbergh High School basketball team. Since I forgot to say thank you then, I want to say thank you now.
The guys were great and I also got the chance to talk to some other parents, even finding a possible basketball league and bowling group for my son, courtesy of the Special Olympics.
Win, Win for Everyone!
Talk about inclusive. A gentleman down in Texas created an amusement park that is designed for those with special needs but welcomes everyone. You can read about it in the article “Amusement Park for Those with Special Needs Set to Open” By Shaun Heasley over at DisabilityScoop. There is also a link to the park (called Morgans Wonderland, after his daughter) in the article or you can just click here.
As the author of two blogs, this is the first time where I’m actually going to use the same post both here and over at the Green Librarian, courtesy of the Children & Nature Network.
The article is a blog post entitled “Accessible Outdoors: Kids with Social, Emotional and Physical Disabilities Go Outside” by Kathy Ambrosini.
This to me a topic that invites intrigue because we have a neighbor that had a dog which worked with kids like my son and yet didn’t seem to connect.
He’s also had trouble with Oreo, our cat and his mom’s three dogs and yet I still believe this. In fact he does seem to be doing much better here. We also have my daughters hamster, Candy and so maybe that helps too.
Anyway the article I came across is entitled “Pets May Boost Social Skills in Kids with Autism” by Shaun Heasly at Disability Scoop. What do you think?