Saturday, December 22, 2012

No Homework- A guest post by Bubby

This piece was originally written by Bubby, my 11 year old autistic son for a school creative writing essay.  He worked really hard on this.  I know creative writing is very difficult for him, but I thought he did an excellent job with this one, so I wanted to feature it here on my blog.  

For more information about creative writing and why it's hard for some people on the autism spectrum visit this awesome article shared with me by Leah at 30 Days Of Autism.

         No Homework                    

Wouldn't it be fun if we had no homework?  I think all kids would agree. Would you like no homework?

We get more time to play at home.  The games we like, instead of homework.  The next reason is we work hard all day, so I need a break.  Finally, homework gets people upset, and people don't like to cry.

I hope teachers would stop giving students homework. We would be much happier!  

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Defining #Autism

It is with a heavy heart that I sit in front of my computer composing this blog entry about a subject I never thought I'd ever have to address.  My fear is growing by the hour since the awful tragedy in Sandy Hook Connecticut took place, as most people's have.  It is the realization of one of our worst fears when someone commits heinous acts of violence against small children in a public place at random.  We didn't know it was coming.  We don't know why.  It is senseless and without meaning.  This person's actions leave behind a trail of sorrow, pain and fear.  Many lives will never be the same, forever altered by the their loss, whether that loss be of a loved one, or of the the feeling of safety that was taken from them.  We as humans scramble to try to make sense of this occurrence.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

#Autism Is

Autism is..... A squeal let out on a high EEEEEEEEEEE

Autism is...... A look sideways at something unique

Autism is..... A feeling of awe from a deep touch

Autism is..... knowledge gathered, like an expert

Autism is...... A line of cars colorful and bright