Lens for love

So tonight I’m going to talk about a website that I just came upon called Lenses for Love and the incredible work that it does. I was actually inspired enough by the story I read recently that I applied to be a photographer. I was so inspired that I did this without having a good enough camera to do the job. I am planning however, to get one over the summer. So meanwhile I will wait and see.

Sincerely-

   

Autism Librarian

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Autism is beautiful

I know from where this mother writes. I’ve been there a thousand times and will visit there again a thousand times more. I recently wrote about how Autism Speaks has changed their mission and I think this article is a perfect example of that.

The article is entitled “My Sweet Boy, You’re Different by Danielle Duggins over at The Mighty. My son is different too but, that’s what makes the world a beautiful place and like her son, the world will be a better place for his presence in it.

Sincerely-

   

Autism Librarian

 

Surprise!

Over the weekend, I noticed that my oldest son hadn’t turned in his permission slip for yoga like I asked him too last week. He also kept forgetting to give the donation certificate we received for a donation we made in honor of a friends mom who suddenly passed away recently to that friend.

Well, I e-mailed his teacher this morning but since it was a half-day, she never got back to me. When I asked him about those two things tonight however, he said he did both. I’m very proud of him. It was a nice surprise.

Sincerely-

  

Autism Librarian

Why didn’t I think of this?

Okay, I think my son (who is also named Evan) is too old for this and unfortunately, we’re still looking for an answer to the same situation (though we’re trying one now, using replacement words, which is having mild success), I loved the story.

The article is entitled “How a Brother Solved an Autism Problem” by Jennifer Lovy over at the Huffington Post. I have to say, I wish I would have tried this, then maybe we wouldn’t have our own list of seven dirty words. Thank you George Carlin!

Sincerely-

  

Autism Librarian

Just an observation

As I said before, it’s my oldest who is autistic but sometimes I see pieces of him in his siblings. The latest piece was when my daughter said she would rather go to see a movie at the movie theater with the lights on like we use to do.

When my son was younger, we use to go to the ones put on by Autism Speaks where the lights are on, there are no ads and the volume can be adjusted. There we would see all types of kids with autism.

You see, last week they went to see latest Star Wars with their mom but since I haven’t seen it yet, she (and her brothers) offered to go with me to see it this weekend with Autism Speaks. Speaks volumes if you ask me.

Sincerely-

  

Autism Librarian

I hope you dance

As I begin to wind down reading Paul Daugherty’s amazing book An Uncomplicated Life: A Father’s Memoir of His Exceptional Daughter, he mentioned a song that I’m familiar with called I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack.

So after I got home from having dinner with a good friend of mine whose son also has autism (and someone who I’ve had the good fortunate to talk with many times) I came home and started playing it over and over. I hope all my kids choose to dance.

Sincerely-

  

Autism Librarian

Pets and autism

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?

Sincerely-

 

Autism Librarian