Friday Night Lights

It’s always good to see when something good happens close to home. This past Friday night, before the high school football game, there was another game. According to the article:

This first event, called Friday Night Lights, brought five dozen students together. Those with disabilities and their siblings paired up with football players and cheerleaders for a game of flag football.

Okay, the last few words were added by me but, the idea and plan of action were all theirs. I only wish my son and I could have gone. Even those he’s a senior, it’s been with his help that we’ve had the opportunity to help educate the school district. One small step at a time.

The article is entitled “Friday Night Lights now means something more at Kirkwood High” by over at the . Friday nights will never be the same here in Kirkwood.

Sincerely-

  

Autism Librarian

Conversations

I came across an interesting article today on the airlines and¬† fliers with¬† disabilities as the article states. The article is entitled “Fliers With Disabilities Could See Airline Changes In Future” by Becky Yerak, courtesy of Disability Scoop.

Now I have to admit it’s a step in the right direction all be it a small one, it got me to thinking that this is a conversation we need to have in so many other places. In schools, work and public places of all shapes and sizes.Here’s hoping the conversation spreads.

Sincerely-

  

Autism Librarian

Shoe market

Now for anyone who knows me, I’m not necessarily a big fan of large companies like Nike but I have to admit in this case they did a good thing. A young man with cerebral palsy asked them if they could design a sneaker for those with special abilities. Three years later they did.

The article is entitled “Nike Unveils Shoes For People With Special Needs” by

Sincerely-

  

Autism Librarian