Special

I used that word a lot these days. Instead of saying my son has a disability, I say he has special abilities. Anyway, when I came across this article tonight I found it very interesting and I think the title fits well here.

It’s entitled You are Special! Now Stop Being Different” by Jonathan Mooney over at the New York Times. I mean to me, are we all special in one way or another. I frequently say when I ‘m talking about autism, really we’re all somewhere on the spectrum, just some more than others.

Sincerely-

   

Autism Librarian

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Yoga & special abilities

So as someone who believes that yoga is important for everyone, I found this article over at my son’s school newsletter. I will say also that I just recently have begun another attempt at yoga. I’ve started doing that and weights now in the morning.

Anyway, the article is entitled “Fit Abilities: Yoga Program Supports Students Success” from the Special Schoold District of St. Louis County. I need to go to bed now, I have yoga again tomorrow.

Sincerely-

     

Autism Librarian

 

 

 

What the world needs now…

Is more kids like Alex Jackman (and as the song goes… love sweet love). I think in a way this is a great article to follow up my previous post on siblings but this isn’t just for siblings, it’s for everyone. We all need to get out there and get involved.

The article is entitled “The Autism Activicst” by Sandy Fernandex over at the Scholastic magazine Choices. The way we do this is one person at a time.

Sincerely-

  

Autism Librarian

One cup of coffee at a time

Okay, so they’re not a chain and definitely not located in St. Louis but after hearing their story on the Rachel Ray how, I highly recommend them. This from a person who doesn’t drink a lot of coffee.

The coffee shop is called Bitty & Beau’s Coffee and what they do is hire people with intellectual and developmental disabilities or as I like to say, people with special abilities. I know it’s four months away still but, I think I know what my family is getting for Christmas.

Sincerely-

   

Autism Librarian

 

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