Girls + autism

As I said in a previous posted entitled Girls, Women and Autism, ever since I received a comment from a young lady whose sister is autistic, I’ve felt it’s important to cover girls and autism any time I get a chance.

I also know I’ve mentioned this film at least once before and so when I read this article, which is actually an interview with the screenwriter of the film, I felt it was definitely worth talking about again.

The article is entitled “What Inspired the Film ‘Please Stand By’ About a Woman with Autism” by Robert Watkins over at The Mighty. There’s also a link at the end of the article to the full interview.

Sincerely-

     

Autism Librarian

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Disability?

So I read this article, thinking that I read their prior post entitled Autism is Not My Disability but I’m not sure and unfortunately I’ve not been able to find it because the link takes you to a sight that is private.

That said, I found this article quite thoughtful. The article is entitled “Autism, Disability and Unaccommodating People” by Anonymously Autistic over at The Mighty. Definitely food for thought.

Sincerely-

     

Autism Librarian

Dating

I must say this is a topic I’ve not approached really with my son, perhaps one day but maybe I need to start reading up on it now and this article is probably a good place to start. The article is entitled “Ten Steps to Help a Teen With Autism Navigate Dating” over at Autism Speaks. That said, I guess I’ll read it tonight and print it up at work tomorrow. There’s always a new adventure around the corner.

Sincerely-

   

Autism Librarian

 

Girls, women and autism

Anytime I come across an article on girls and autism, I usually try and post it because I know it’s an under reported and research topic. So tonight I’m posting this article I found entitled “Don’t Overlook Autistic Girls” by Sally J. Pla over at the Miami Herald.

I once got a comment from a young lady on the other side of the world when I posted an article about girls and autism. I remember she really appreciated the article, so whenever I see an article on autism and girls, I always think back to her.

Sincerely-

   

Autism Librarian

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

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