Julia

This is really neat:

The role of Julia is played by Stacey Gordon … a Phoenix-based puppeteer who … has a [13-year-old] son with autism, and, before she started her family, was a therapist to youngsters on the spectrum.

The introduction of an autistic muppet is bold but needed. Love this so much:

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Sober

It’s been 45 days since I last had a drink and the clarity that I have, the joy that I have in my heart, and the excitement that I feel as a result of my (ongoing) decision to remove alcohol from my life is, well… intoxicating.

I’ve struggled with the idea of sharing this publicly and it took some time to get used to the idea (I even teased it a bit here) but today I finally decided to do it:

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US Vets Smoke Weed

I found the following interesting and I’m not entirely sure of the background or if there was any political intent here (and I don’t have any hidden agenda either).

I just thought it was encouraging that these men, who have served their country with honor, are now trying to piece their lives back together while struggling with a real disorder.

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Echolilia

San Francisco-based photographer Timothy Archibald began photographing his autistic 5-year-old son Elijah as a way of dealing with the young boy’s diagnosis.

Noticing how his son behaved, different from other kids, and knowing that as a parent he was desperately eager to raise his child as best as he could, he felt the need to pour his frustrations into this portrait project titled Echolilia.

Here are some of the results:

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Programming Hope

A movie, a movement, and opportunity. Dan Selec, a pilot, race car driver, and technology expert decided to do something about the employment crisis for those that autistic.

Inspired by his son he decided to explore the idea of teaching technology to adults on the spectrum. What if they could design and develop video games and use those skills to build businesses that could one day employ them?

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