Autism Awareness Month
Latest Blog Posts on Autism
Mars enters Libra on Thursday. This is an event of no small significance, even though Mars goes around the Zodiac about once every 18 months. One of the reasons this is so significant is that Libra has a reputation for being particularly relationship-oriented... and Mars in Libra is a particularly difficult placement. Mars is thought of as "debilitated" in Libra, because it is opposite Aries, ...
[caption id="attachment_37275" align="alignleft" width="300"] Copyright 2015 Sesame Workshop[/caption]Sesame Street's newest resident is Julia, a green-eyed, orange-haired character with autism. There's already a book about Julia online . It is a wonderful way to teach children not just about autism but about how to think about the best way to communicate with all different kinds of people.
Morgan Matthews made a documentary about brilliant teenagers competing in the Math Olympiad, many of whom were on the autism spectrum, and that inspired his feature film, "A Brilliant Young Mind," with "Ender's Game" and "Hugo" star Asa Butterfield. Sally Hawkins plays his mother and Rafe Spall plays his teacher, once a brilliant young mind himself but now bitter over his struggle with multiple ...
We mourn the passing of neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks, who illuminated the workings of the brain and set an example of grace and compassion that extended to the way he shared his thoughts about his terminal diagnosis . I first learned of his work when I read his book, The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales , stories about his patients. Those extreme examples ...
I loved every film I saw at AFI Docs this year, with a wide variety in subject matter and tone. There were intimate, personal stories, and movies about major global figures and forces. And I also saw an eye-popping demonstration of new technology, VIZIO's Ultra HD supporting Dolby Vision. With samples from computer animation to live action, the Reference Series TV, which will be available later ...
As we know, it was God's undeniable sense of justice that demanded that He allow Jesus to be sacrificed on the cross. However, it was God's mercy that allowed this perfect human to be killed for the sin of all mankind. While we can do nothing to earn and thereby exact from God forgiveness, we are able to come humbly and ask for forgiveness that can only be given by a merciful Lord. The Messag ...
AFI Docs (formerly SilverDocs) begins tonight in Washington, D.C. with another spectacular slate of documentary films. The opening night festivities feature "The Best of Enemies," a terrific film about the battle of the upper-class, socially connected, classically educated, hyperverbal writers and sometime candidates for election William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal. They had those qualities in co ...
[caption id="attachment_34709" align="alignright" width="200"] Copyright Harper Teen 2015[/caption] The wonderful Claire LaZebnik has written another terrific YA book. This one is Wrong About the Guy , the story of Ellie, a high school senior who lives with her mother, her musician stepfather, who has become unexpectedly famous as the judge of a reality music television series, and her lit ...
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