Multiple perspectives

So reading this article tonight is just another gentle reminder that there are multiple  perspectives in this world and it’s important sometimes to see those other perspectives. Be it societies, the parents or the individual’s.

It’s an article both about the view from the parents and the individual. Anyway, the article is entitled “When I Tried to See the World the Way My Son With Autism Sees It” by Michelle Myers over at The Mighty. Now if we can get society to see from those persectives.

Sincerely-

 

Autism Librarian

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Teamwork

I thought this is just a cool story about how two people, each with their own special abilities, are able to accomplish such amazing feats together. The article is entitled “These Adaptive Hikers Want More Accessible Trailsby Kathryn Miles over at Outside Magazine. Now if we could all just find a way to do this more often, I think the world would definitely be a better place.

Sincerely-

 

Autism Librarian

Just life

So unfortunately I’ve been busy, and add to the fact that my laptop broke down a couple of weeks ago, that’s why I haven’t been able to post lately. This article however, was just too good to resist.

The article is entitled “‘We need to be caring for each other’: 16-year-old helps man in wheelchair get home before severe weather strikes” by Hope Schreiber over at Yahoo! I think when the young man said, “Mom I hate that we live in a world where people would rather fly by and honk at a disabled person than to lend a hand“, he hit the nail on the head. Hopefully, we’ll follow his lead.

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Autism Librarian

Prehistoric

So while the world of autism has only recently become part of the greater society and vocabulary, it’s seems to some perhaps, that autism has been around a lot longer than that. According to this article tonight some believe that perhaps autism has been around since prehistoric times.

This according to the article entitled “Prehistoric Autism Helped Produce Much of the World’s Earliest Great Art, Study Says” by David Kays over at the U.K.’s Independent. So while it appears that autism does have a lot to offer society, I’m guessing this is something that at least the parent’s of someone with autism probably already knew.

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Autism

Awareness and acceptance

So every month at the library where I work, I create a display. For some months, it’s easy to find a topic. With April, it’s autism awareness month but while I created the display this year, I came across the word acceptance and so I decided to create an Autism Awareness and Acceptance display.

For me, I think autism has become much more for lack of a better word, part of the mainstream conversation. In fact, this month new studies now show it’s 1 in 59 who are autistic, where prior to that it was I believe 1 in 65.

So maybe it’s time to begin to move from awareness to acceptance. To begin to accept those with autism as just individuals with unique or as I like to say, special abilities. There is a saying in the world of autism that goes when you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism. In all reality, doesn’t that really go for all of us?

Sincerely-

   

Autism Librarian

Let’s talk about autism

With Autism Awareness Day coming up next month, April 2, 2018 to be exact, this article turns out to be a great conversation started on that topic. The article is entitled “Beth Hiatt Writes ‘Let’s Talk About Autism’ Article for School Magazine ” by Elisabeth Brentano over at The Mighty. So with that in mind, let’s talk but you don’t have to wait until April 2nd. Any day is a good day.

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

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