Tuesday, May 2, 2017

An Artistic Celebration of Autism Acceptance

April is Autism Acceptance Month, and acceptance means community inclusion. The city of Novi, Michigan, is celebrating autism acceptance with a photography exhibit by a local artist—my son, Malcolm. He specializes in nature photography from our frequent hikes. Author and activist Dr. Temple Grandin often advises families to develop an autistic child’s special interests into life skills and career skills, but it isn’t always clear how to go about this. In my son’s case, I was able to combine his interests in mechanical devices and maps while satisfying his need to exercise. We went for long hikes where he became focused…  Read in browser »

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