Reminiscing

So the article I’m posting today is about a place I’m familiar with. It’s entitled “When the ‘Basics’ Are Difficult for My Son with Autism” by Shawna Wingert over at The Mighty. While my son doesn’t know what a CPU is, his knowledge of cars is incredible.

In fact, a few weeks ago I took him to a friends mechanic shop, with the idea that if he knows a lot about cars from the outside, maybe learning about the inside of cars is the next logical step.

Anyway, like the young man in the article, my son couldn’t do the basics at that age but to look at him today, it’s amazing to see how far he’s come. As Ms. Wingert said in her article, my son will figure it out. Until then, he has me. I’m his dad.

Sincerely-

   

Autism Librarian

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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

Zippers, buttons and shoe laces, oh my!

I remember back in the day when my son hated zippers, buttons and tags. He also couldn’t tie his shoes. Now while he still doesn’t like any of those things, he can do zippers and buttons (mostly), can sort of knows how to tie his shoes and no longer hates tags.

When I saw this article today over at ABC News I was like, what an idea! The article is entitled “Mom Creates Clothing Line So Autistic Children Can Learn to Dress Themselves” by Alexa Valiente. An idea whose time has come.

Sincerely-

  

Autism Librarian