An explorer and an experimenter. Pinpricks of light, hanging objects and reflections make me daydream. These are the things that I find in my online and personal and mental wanderings that I want keep in one place all together.
I CRIED WHEN HE STARTED SINGING HIS ABCs because wow what an adorable and sweet-seeming kid OMG
That kid has a fantastic uncle
This video is amazing.
My little sister who has autism also had an IQ of “mentally retarded” when she went through testing.
She is 8 years old and I can’t keep up with her when we play memory games together. She also does normal schoolwork for her grade level and gets 100% marks on her spelling tests.
I love this video. This is a great summary of what autism is. My cousin, who is now 18, is autistic. He was non-verbal and got upset very easily as a child; but all sorts of therapies and big buddies have helped him actually start a basic conversation with another person. He does more after school activities than anyone I’ve ever met. He plays baseball, soccer, basketball, track and field, tennis. He knows how to play the piano, violin, and guitar.
And, he is an accomplished artist. He’s already been featured in galleries and coffee shops all over Long Island. He receives commissions for his paintings. Alec even recently had two of his paintings blown up to large-scale prints that are permanently hanging in the lobby of an apartment building in Philadelphia—not far from where I live. How many high school students can say that their paintings are permanently on display in a lobby located outside of their home city/state? I know college graduates who would cut off their right arm for the chance!
I didn’t expect to write this much. But I’m so proud of my cousin and all that he has accomplished. As said in the video, autistic people are smart. They just have a different way of learning and communicating their ideas and talents.