See a need, fill a need

Now I can’t remember where I heard that phrase but it’s definitely true with this video entitled “He Makes Prosthetics for Kids in His Shed. For Free” from Channel 4 News over on Facebook. Honestly if this doesn’t bring a tear to your eye, I don’t know.

Sincerely-

   

Autism Librarian

 

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Among us

So last night, my son and I went to a meet-up for those with autism at our local Kaldi’s. In other words, we were out there among us. As I sat there, watching my son and a friend of his talk, I kept observing the people around us and I must say, they were all just doing their thing.

So coming across this article entitled “Autism Awareness: Be Aware of Our Exsistence” by Rhi over at The Mighty sort of reminded me of last night. If any last night is any indication, maybe it’s already happening.

Sincerely-

     

Autism Librarian

Animals & autism

Tonight’s article is all about animals and those with autism and other special abilities. The article talks about how studies are beginning to show that maybe animals do help those on the spectrum. The article is entitled ” New Research Finds Animals May Help Kids on the Spectrum”  by Rita Giordano over at Disability Scoop. Maybe I need to look into this for my son again.

Sincerely-

     

Autism Librarian

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.

Sincerely-

   

Autism Librarian

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.

Sincerely-

   

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.

Sincerely-

   

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.

Sincerely-

     

Autism Librarian