Thursday, January 19, 2012

My Generically-Titled Autism Post (Formerly Autism Works)

Sweetie showed this to me, and I had to wait until I got home from work to watch it.

Neither Mr F nor Mr Bunches is as far along the autism spectrum as this girl:

But Mr F is pretty close.

That dad waited 10 years to meet his daughter. Mr Bunches this year began being more able to express himself and we know what his personality is like now.

We're still waiting to meet Mr F.

But this made me cry with hope.

I know exactly what that dad means when he says you could see the intelligence in her. When I look at Mr F's eyes, I can tell how smart he is. He's just looking for a way to show it.


Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

Beautiful video Briane. Thanks for posting it. I work with autistic people all day long at my job with the Utah Center for Assistive Technology. I'm planning on showing this video to my boss tomorrow.

Andrew Leon said...

Hey, you should read the book Children of God by Mary Doria Russel. However, first, you should read The Sparrow, which comes before it. Both are excellent books, but I think you will find Children especially interesting.

Claire Lachance said...

That's such a beautiful video! And I'm sure both their boys will grow up to be terrific people just like their daddy!