Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Rock video

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about rocks. This week I watched a video called A Way of Explaining Autism that takes an entirely different look at rocks and uses them as an analogy to describe autism.

It's fantastic.

The video's text was written by Dave Spicer and the filming was done by Amanda Baggs. Both Dave and Amanda are autistic. It's posted on Amanda's blog, Ballastexistenz, and you can watch it by clicking here.

Don't miss it.


lizziehoop said...

Now THAT is an incredible film. They took autism to a level that even the most dense person in the world can understand. I think I might show it to my son's teacher at our next meeting. She MAY get it... Coincidently my favourite rock in the world is Amethyst and my son is my favourite boy in the world!

Margaret said...

Great. Thanks for that link.

Also, in case you don't already know, tomorrow on Oprah she's doing a show on Autism.


Anonymous said...

I think I have met every different type of "rock". And I guess what struck me the most about the analogy, is that each rock has beauty and characteristics specific to itself. And while we as professionals try and teach using 'known' and 'tried' strategies, we are doing a disservice to the children. Each of those stones, those gems, require a different light or a different angle to make them show their truest beauty. Tried and true...not always the best way.
I think I will keep this link handy. I have worked with a few staff members who should see it.
Thanks !