"All that is gold does not glitter. Not all those who wander are lost."

"It is with the utmost affection for my own children and autistic children everywhere that I share these stories."

Sunday, March 21, 2010

On the Spectrum #71: EXCELSIOR! ...For Science!

The third panel was actually drawn by Michael, last year, at his great-grandmother's house in Boston, after our visit to (you guess it) the Museum of Science.  And yes, yes some of the exhibits are depicted in his picture: The pneumatic tubes; some air-blowing, floaty-ball thing; a periscope and a couple others.  (It was a year ago, what can I say? I don't remember everything either!)  But the one thing that's in EVERY picture he drew?  ELEVATORS and ESCALATORS!  And it was the same last Thanksgiving in the Air and Space Museum in Washington: Whatever else we did, he had to ride the escalator about a hundred times. LOL.

He was even starting to draw the elevators in perspective.  That was pretty cool, odd though it may be!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

On the Spectrum #70: The Pepsi Challenge

Wise guy.

It's OT, but I wanted to let everyone know about a wonderful movie we saw over the weekend called Music Within.  It's about the life's story of Richard Pimentell, a Vietnam Vet who lost his hearing and became an advocate for the disabled.  He wrote Tilting at Windmills, which became one of the earliest blueprints for diversity and jobs training for companies to hire, train and work with disabled people.  Really interesting story, and a really moving and FUNNY movie.  I highly recommend everyone see it.