Good doctor, part 2

So I came across this article today about another actor that has been in the show Good Doctor and it turns out, he is autistic. The article (and video) is entitled “How This 15-year-old Actor with Autism Channeled His own Traumatic Childhood on the ‘Good Doctor’” by Jon San over at Yahoo. While as the old saying goes, when you met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism, it’s interesting how this young man reminds me of my son.

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Autism Librarian

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On the road

With my son on the road to one day finding a job, I came across this video on Facebook about a woman who started a company which hires people with special abilities.

The video is entitled “Special Needs Brewery” and can be found over at the 60 Second Docs Facebook page. As I have no doubt mentioned before, the thought of starting my own business has crossed my mind more than once.

Sincerely-

     

Autism Librarian

 

My son and our pet cat

So this week was a tough week. It started last Thursday and ended yesterday as my daughter and I said good-bye to our beloved Oreo. Now while for my daughter and younger son, tears flowed but for my oldest they really didn’t.

That said however, I know Oreo meant a lot to him as well. From all the times my son would jump on my bed and just lay his head on Oreo to the time at school when I learned his password for his computer was Oreoismycat01.

Tomorrow he will be over here at the house for the first time since Oreo passed away, so we will see how he does. At the place where he works today, his bosses let me know that Evan told them about Oreo. I did however also let them know the night before, just so they would be aware of it if he did mention it.

OreosThrone

So, here’s to you Oreo. You really made an impression. I’m glad you were and always will be, one of the family.

Sincerely-

  

Autism Librarian

Family hero’s

So as I sit here, trying to do what I need to do for my son, I came across this article. Written by someone who is himself autistic, Kerry Mango, it was definitely a pick-me-up article for anyone who is the parent of someone with I like to call special abilities.

The article is entitled “To Any Special Needs Parent Who’s Having One of Those Days ” over at Kerry Mango’s website. Well worth the read, for any parent having one of those days.

If you’re a sibling of someone with special abilities, he’s also written an article especially for you. It’s entitled “To the Siblings Who Love Someone on the Autism Spectrum“. Again, well worth the read.

Sincerely-

   

Autism Librarian

 

Our hero’s

We all have people that we look up too. Sometimes they’re family or friends and sometimes they’re people on the big screen. One of my son’s hero’s is Dwayne Johnson, courtesy of the Fast and Furious movies.

So when I came across this article entitled “Dwayne Johnson Praised for Opening Up about His Battle with Depression: ‘I was crying constantly’ ” by Erin Donnelly over at Yahoo , I was reminded once again, that we all have our stories. This is definitely one I’ll share with my son.

Sincerely-

   

Autism Librarian