Dear Evan Hansen

Now I haven’t seen this play yet and being in the midwest, I’m guessing it won’t be here for a while. I did however see a story on it recently and must say, it sounds like a must see for me.

I also can’t remember where I first saw the story about this play but this review over at the New York Times entitled “Review: In Dear Evan Hansen, a Lonely Teenager, a Viral Lie and a Breakout Star” tells you all you need to know about the play. In fact, it’s a play for anyone with a special ability, which in reality is all of us.

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

We all need an introduction

A long, long time ago I was a substitute teacher for the Special School District of St. Louis County and it was there I was first introduced to my son. Though he wasn’t even a twinkle in my eye yet, it was my first visit into his world.

The article here is entitled “I Needed an Introduction to Autism Long Before My Son’s Diagnosis” over at The Mighty and I agree with the author in the sense that perhaps we all need an introduction into their world. After all, we all need to learn to get along.

Sincerely-

   

Autism Librarian

Prom

Okay, my son had no desire to go to his high school prom, this year or any other year for that matter and that’s okay. Despite that, this article entitled “Proms For Those With Special Needs Expected To Draw 75,000” by Shaun Heasley was just too good of a story to pass up.

The article is about how the Tim Tebow Foundation and it’s Night to Shin program will help over 75,000 kids with special abilities will get the chance to go. If you ask me, Tim Tebow doesn’t need baseball or football, he’s already a star.

Thank you Tim!

  

Autism Librarian

The more you know…

If I remember right, that’s a tag line for some commercial on television from years ago. Anyway, it’s what came to mind when I started thinking about this article, sort of that the more I read and learn about parents starting a business up for their child with special abilities, the more I think I should do that. If I just had the resources!

Anyway, the article is entitled “To build a future for their son, Dallas couple plan $12 million community for young adults with autism

Sincerely-

   

Autism Librarian

 

Leaders

Who knew (I certainly didn’t) that I would now talk about someone else who passed away last year. I think in part because I never knew she was an advocate for people with mental illness.

The article is entitled “The Big Shoes Carrie Fisher Left Us to Fill” by over at The Mighty. As the author states, we all need to Carrie on because if we don’t, who will?

Thank you Carrie!

   

Autism Librarian

Asleep at the wheel

When I first typed that title, I thought of a band that was around many, many years ago but I also thought that it’s a rather appropriate description for this article. The article is  entitled “Parts of brain sleep, wake up, all day” by over at Earthsky.

Now while this article isn’t necessarily on autism or any type of special ability, the brain is important to everyone’s life regardless. It’s also a topic that my dad, who taught psychology back in the day, was very interested in. I both miss and love you dad!

Sincerely-

  

Autism Librarian

Friday Night Lights

It’s always good to see when something good happens close to home. This past Friday night, before the high school football game, there was another game. According to the article:

This first event, called Friday Night Lights, brought five dozen students together. Those with disabilities and their siblings paired up with football players and cheerleaders for a game of flag football.

Okay, the last few words were added by me but, the idea and plan of action were all theirs. I only wish my son and I could have gone. Even those he’s a senior, it’s been with his help that we’ve had the opportunity to help educate the school district. One small step at a time.

The article is entitled “Friday Night Lights now means something more at Kirkwood High” by over at the . Friday nights will never be the same here in Kirkwood.

Sincerely-

  

Autism Librarian