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

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In the beginning

This article, even though my son is now a young man, still resonates with me. It still takes me back to the beginning. All the feelings and emotions that I went through when he was first diagnosed. That said, this article lets you know it’s okay to feel those emotions.

The article is entitled “On the First Anniversary of My Son’s Autism Diagnosis” by Caitlin Cavallaro over at The Mighty. It’s a good read for those of you just starting your journey.

Sincerely-

   

Autism Librarian

Thank you!

I think in this article, we can all take a page from David’s playbook. I would also suggest that the airlines would do well to point out this story. For that matter, humanity would do well to tell his story.

The article is entitled “Autistic Man Goes into Panic at Airport, then Airline Employee Crouches Down & Whispers in His Ear” by Josh Starling over at InspireMore. As I’ve said before I’m sure, I speak for many parents of children and adults with autism or any special ability for that matter, we need lots more David’s.

Sincerely-

  

Autism Librarian

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

Parents

Just like I talked about in the importance of family and friends and the role they play, the parents play an even greater role. So great in fact, that this article really says it all.

It’s entitle “Doctors Listen Up! Parents Can Spot Autism Long Before Diagnosis” over at Autism Speaks. Autism Speaks called in one of it’s top ten stories this year. So if you have any doubt, do what I’ve always done, go with your gut. After all, no one knows your child better than you.

Sincerely-

  

Autism Librarian