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my son speaks out about being autistic. (short video)

Posted by on Sep. 7, 2012 at 8:35 PM
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Kittie26
by on Sep. 7, 2012 at 8:39 PM
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Oh my gosh, Emma, can I share this on facebook? I almost cried watching it just to know how brilliant he is and how he is bullied and how self-aware he is! I think everyone should see it.

justbrittanyb
by on Sep. 7, 2012 at 8:39 PM
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Love this, I work with autistic preschoolers and most of the time they are nonverbal or have a very limited vocabulary so I rarely get to hear how they think and feel about certain things. Your son has a great way of expressing himself. Give yourself a pat on the back, I think he will help to bring awareness to everyone around him.
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kajira
by Emma on Sep. 7, 2012 at 8:40 PM
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yes you may. He and I are going to make it a life goal to speak out and educate. So please feel free. He's already talking about how when he grows up he wants to become like temple grandin and write books!

Quoting Kittie26:

Oh my gosh, Emma, can I share this on facebook? I almost cried watching it just to know how brilliant he is and how he is bullied and how self-aware he is! I think everyone should see it.


Living with Autism - The quirky kitty.

Our autistic Family - A Dad's point of view on living with Autism

smarieljlee
by Sara on Sep. 7, 2012 at 8:44 PM
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I adore him
Kittie26
by on Sep. 7, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Will you remind me of how old he is? I want to say so when I post it.

I'm glad you've decided to go that route. When you first were talking to me about your book, you weren't even sure you wanted to use your real name, so I didn't know how you felt about this stuff being shared.

Quoting kajira:

yes you may. He and I are going to make it a life goal to speak out and educate. So please feel free. He's already talking about how when he grows up he wants to become like temple grandin and write books!

Quoting Kittie26:

Oh my gosh, Emma, can I share this on facebook? I almost cried watching it just to know how brilliant he is and how he is bullied and how self-aware he is! I think everyone should see it.



kajira
by Emma on Sep. 7, 2012 at 8:46 PM

first name being shared is fine. :) 

He's 8 1/2 - in 3rd grade. I will write, but probably publish with out using my last name. LOL I'm weird like that. It's not "me" if I don't give my last name ^.^ LOL

Quoting Kittie26:

Will you remind me of how old he is? I want to say so when I post it.

I'm glad you've decided to go that route. When you first were talking to me about your book, you weren't even sure you wanted to use your real name, so I didn't know how you felt about this stuff being shared.

Quoting kajira:

yes you may. He and I are going to make it a life goal to speak out and educate. So please feel free. He's already talking about how when he grows up he wants to become like temple grandin and write books!

Quoting Kittie26:

Oh my gosh, Emma, can I share this on facebook? I almost cried watching it just to know how brilliant he is and how he is bullied and how self-aware he is! I think everyone should see it.




Living with Autism - The quirky kitty.

Our autistic Family - A Dad's point of view on living with Autism

kaiser10123
by on Sep. 7, 2012 at 8:48 PM
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This made me cry...I truly adore your son and he's perfect just the way he is. Having my child mistreated is my biggest fear but we'll get thru it. Thanks again!
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tictacmama
by Arlea on Sep. 7, 2012 at 9:01 PM
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 He's such a smart little guy! I hope he does speak out like Temple when he gets older. Good job raising him so well :)

Kittie26
by on Sep. 7, 2012 at 9:05 PM

So... you all will have your real first names and fake last names when you publish? Perfectly understandable. But if you both do become as ubiquitous as Temple in the autism world, that fake name will basically become your new one and people will have ways of finding at least your public self. I very much understand the want to keep public and private separate. Sometimes I wish that I'd used a different name even when publishing poetry I wrote 10-15 years ago, but too late now. lol Now, if a future employer does a google search, they'll find all that crappy teen angst stuff I put out there once upon a time. lol (Not exactly a great thing considering I'm a professional editor, but nothing I can do about it now. The internet is forever.)

Quoting kajira:

first name being shared is fine. :) 

He's 8 1/2 - in 3rd grade. I will write, but probably publish with out using my last name. LOL I'm weird like that. It's not "me" if I don't give my last name ^.^ LOL

Quoting Kittie26:

Will you remind me of how old he is? I want to say so when I post it.

I'm glad you've decided to go that route. When you first were talking to me about your book, you weren't even sure you wanted to use your real name, so I didn't know how you felt about this stuff being shared.

Quoting kajira:

yes you may. He and I are going to make it a life goal to speak out and educate. So please feel free. He's already talking about how when he grows up he wants to become like temple grandin and write books!

Quoting Kittie26:

Oh my gosh, Emma, can I share this on facebook? I almost cried watching it just to know how brilliant he is and how he is bullied and how self-aware he is! I think everyone should see it.





kajira
by Emma on Sep. 7, 2012 at 9:07 PM
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yeah. I dunno - if I ever got as famous as temple, or my son did, at that point it probably wouldn't matter.. but until that point, I get to hide. LOL

Quoting Kittie26:

So... you all will have your real first names and fake last names when you publish? Perfectly understandable. But if you both do become as ubiquitous as Temple in the autism world, that fake name will basically become your new one and people will have ways of finding at least your public self. I very much understand the want to keep public and private separate. Sometimes I wish that I'd used a different name even when publishing poetry I wrote 10-15 years ago, but too late now. lol Now, if a future employer does a google search, they'll find all that crappy teen angst stuff I put out there once upon a time. lol (Not exactly a great thing considering I'm a professional editor, but nothing I can do about it now. The internet is forever.)

Quoting kajira:

first name being shared is fine. :) 

He's 8 1/2 - in 3rd grade. I will write, but probably publish with out using my last name. LOL I'm weird like that. It's not "me" if I don't give my last name ^.^ LOL

Quoting Kittie26:

Will you remind me of how old he is? I want to say so when I post it.

I'm glad you've decided to go that route. When you first were talking to me about your book, you weren't even sure you wanted to use your real name, so I didn't know how you felt about this stuff being shared.

Quoting kajira:

yes you may. He and I are going to make it a life goal to speak out and educate. So please feel free. He's already talking about how when he grows up he wants to become like temple grandin and write books!

Quoting Kittie26:

Oh my gosh, Emma, can I share this on facebook? I almost cried watching it just to know how brilliant he is and how he is bullied and how self-aware he is! I think everyone should see it.






Living with Autism - The quirky kitty.

Our autistic Family - A Dad's point of view on living with Autism

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