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Game_of_Thrones_Season_6I wasn’t sure whether I was going to watch Game of Thrones this year.  After some hemming and hawing, I decided to give it a shot (I’ve stuck with it this long, haven’t I?).

As it turned out, season six (more…)

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DisgustJust published another post on Forming Horizons.  If you are a member of the autism spectrum community — which includes not only people on the spectrum but also family members, professional supports, etc. — I warmly invite you to read the post and share your thoughts (even if you disagree with me; I welcome all perspectives).

Once again, if you like this post or would like to comment, I respectfully ask that you do so on Forming Horizons rather than here.  It would help me tremendously.

Check it out: The Worst Way to Approach Autism.

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For part one, click here

“Memories…”

NOTE: Video included ONLY for aesthetic purposes (couldn’t find a “Hank the octopus” movie still I could use)

The developing relationship between Dory and Hank (Ed O’Neill) is especially interesting.

Hank, for undisclosed reasons, wants more than anything to avoid going back to the open ocean.  So he promises to help Dory locate her parents on the condition that she give him her quarantine tag, which will put him on a truck bound for a Cleveland aquarium.  There he can live out the rest of his days in a glass tank.

What intrigues me is the importance of memory in this relationship. (more…)

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sad childThought I’d share my most recent post for my other blog, Forming Horizons — which is meant to serve as an online community and resource for people on the autism spectrum and their families, teachers, employers, and others.

Just FYI: Forming Horizons will feature a new post every Wednesday, unless otherwise noted.

What is this week’s topic, you ask?  Let me “borrow” from myself real quick to give you a taste:

I occasionally do a little freelance journalism.  Yes, that means one of my many hats is that of a reporter…perish the thought!

But there are some useful skills to be learned from this practice, not least of which is the classic “outline” for a story or situation: Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How.

Goodness knows, parents – and teachers; and therapists; and siblings; and anyone else involved – of people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have their fair share of detective work to perform.

So this seems a perfect opportunity to put my amateur journalist’s experience to good use.

For the rest, here’s the link: Six Key Words For ‘Investigating’ Your Child’s Behaviors.

(I would just politely ask that if you choose to “Like” this article, please do so on Forming Horizons rather than here)

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