Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Autism - Support Across the Spectrum Autism - Support Across the Spectrum

"Reaching my autistic son through Disney"

Posted by on Mar. 13, 2014 at 12:30 PM
  • 14 Replies

I just read this story in New York Times and I thought I'd share. It is a story of an autistic boy, now man. It is long. Here is one paragraph that sort of summarizes it, but it is much much more than that:


'For nearly a decade, Owen has been coming to see Griffin in this basement office, trying to decipher the subtle patterns of how people grow close to one another. That desire to connect has always been there as, the latest research indicates, it may be in all autistic people; their neurological barriers don’t kill the desire, even if it’s deeply submerged. And this is the way he still is — autism isn’t a spell that has been broken; it’s a way of being. That means the world will continue to be inhospitable to him, walking about, as he does, uncertain, missing cues, his heart exposed. But he has desperately wanted to connect, to feel his life, fully, and — using his movies and the improvised tool kit we helped him build — he’s finding his footing. For so many years, it was about us finding him, a search joined by Griffin and others. Now it was about him finding himself.'

And here is a link to the story:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/09/magazine/reaching-my-autistic-son-through-disney.html?_r=0

by on Mar. 13, 2014 at 12:30 PM
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Replies (1-10):
MomOfOneCoolKid
by Gold Member on Mar. 13, 2014 at 6:31 PM
1 mom liked this

I'm telling you ladies, this is a must read!

Momof4AEMW
by Gold Member on Mar. 13, 2014 at 9:45 PM
1 mom liked this

I'm going to go check it out. 

samomama
by Sally on Mar. 13, 2014 at 11:34 PM
1 mom liked this

I was late for work today, had to finish reding it.

Quoting MomOfOneCoolKid:

I'm telling you ladies, this is a must read!


mypbandj
by Jen on Mar. 13, 2014 at 11:41 PM
1 mom liked this
I will read it! I just don't have time right now. I gotta get to bed. Lol
Posted on CafeMom Mobile
samomama
by Sally on Mar. 13, 2014 at 11:45 PM

No rush, Jen, please sleep. LOL. It is pretty long.

Quoting mypbandj: I will read it! I just don't have time right now. I gotta get to bed. Lol


darbyakeep45
by Darby on Mar. 14, 2014 at 7:31 AM
2 moms liked this

Very cool...thanks for sharing!

Nickmom1118
by Nicole on Mar. 14, 2014 at 9:16 AM
1 mom liked this
We have some things to do this morning. But I will defiantly have to come back to it!
TheJerseyGirl
by Michele on Mar. 14, 2014 at 9:36 AM
1 mom liked this

 
I'll have to check this story out later on!

N.Carter2001
by Bronze Member on Mar. 14, 2014 at 9:47 AM
2 moms liked this

This story has been all over the news. This 3rd time to hear about it. But i think it really neat.  I wish i could make my voice sound like spongebob. Cause Jacob loves him.

AMom29
by Bronze Member on Mar. 14, 2014 at 9:54 AM
1 mom liked this

I saw this on the NY Times web site a few days ago.  Truly remarkable.

Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)