There are so many fabulous blog posts about Autism and Aspergers that I discover each week I thought it was time to showcase them.
1. A fun post from Sunday at Extreme Parenthood Special Needs Ryan Gosling
A post that will bring a smile to the face of special needs mums, thank you Sunday.
“We’ve all seen the hilarious new meme going around featuring random photos of the actor Ryan Gosling with the words, “Hey Girl” written on them.
But as far as I know this right here that I am about to do is a first.
I present you with Special Needs Ryan Gosling.”
2. On a far more serious note Care2 has a post by Kristina Chew: Autistic Students’ Crayons Dipped in Hot Sauce
“If you’re wondering how Gomez could have thought to do something so cruel to her students with disabilities, some programs and schools for autistic and developmentally disabled individuals have used hot sauce and other aversive techniques to “alter or suppress self-abusive behaviors or any other behaviors that staff members deem as uncooperative or unfavorable.”
3. A warning not to just blindly support an organisation because they have ‘Autism’ in their name, check out what they say, what they do and who else is part of the organisation: Can We Really Trust Autism Speaks?
“There are no Autistic members in any controlling position of Autism Speaks, only parents and other related family members. As you can imagine, the divide between “Being Autistic” and “Putting Up with someone else’s Autism” is a BIG difference, given how social slights and other communication issues are part and parcel of Autistic behavior, even though it doesn’t have to be. As a result, with such lopsided representation, they can hardly presume to speak “for” Autism in any sense.”
4. Stuart Duncan has been talking about Planting the seeds of independence:
“Independence, that place where you can have chocolate for breakfast every single day if you want… but that you know you shouldn’t. It sounds simple enough for those of us who just do it but having a child really has a way of putting it all into perspective.”
5. I can very much relate to this post from S-O-S Research When an Advantage Becomes a Disadvantage:
“The same excellent rote memory that helps many Aspies and Autistics can also be a distinct disadvantage. Most people believe being able to seamlessly remember details of events or of things read is an advantage and most of the time it is. After all, it makes studying for tests easier and allows for needed attention to details in many jobs.
Unfortunately, it also allows painful events to be relived like they occurred yesterday instead of five years ago. It also makes it hard to move to unrelated tasks when your brain gets stuck focusing on the hurt.”