Sunday, July 17, 2011

Autism and Humanity

There was a good story this morning on NPR's program On Being. It was about autism, and how and what my friend from Ohio calls those not on the Autism Spectrum but "Leaning heavily on the fence"

Pertinent Posts from the Being Blog» Asperger's, Autism, and Parenting

StoryCorps's animated short of a mother and her son with Asperger's syndrome reminds us of the lessons Paul Collins shared about raising his autistic son.

» Outhumaning the Humans An autistic man illustrates the limitless possibilities of the human mind.

» Hitchcock's Rope, Music for Our Autism Program Hitchcock's cinema classic serves as inspiration for this show's musical selections.

Recommended Video» Television Logo Histories
For their son Morgan and other people with autism, YouTube has fostered a community catering to his interest in television logo histories. So we asked him for links to some of his favorite videos. Here's some of his favorites of PBS and Paramount.

Selected Writings on Autism»

"Five Weeks" by Stephen Jay Gould
The famous scientist recounts a personal story about his autistic son and the charming simplicity of calculating dates.

» "Parallel Play" by Tim Page
The music critic for the Washington Post reflects on living with Asperger's syndrome.

» "The Vanishing Boy" by Paul Collins
Making the difficult decision to put his son on anti-depressants, our guest tells his story and calls it one of the most important things he's ever written.

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