Wednesday, October 26, 2011


I have the coolest friends ever.

Some of my very cool friends are working on the coolest project ever - Flummox and Friends, a live-action video series designed to help kids with social impairments develop the skills and understanding they need to navigate the complex world of peer relationship.

It's fast-paced.  It's engaging.  It's clever.

It's exactly what Bud - and millions of kids like him - need.

But my friends need your help.  Please watch the video below.  Then click on this link to give what you can to support this extraordinary project and help it come to life.  Flummox and Friends will make a real difference in children's lives.  It will make a difference in Bud's life. 

Flummox and Friends will help reinforce the goals that we have for Bud and the skills that we are working so hard to help him develop.  They'll help bolster his confidence, so that when he's ready to seek out meaningful interpersonal relationship with his peers, I know that he will succeed.  And when he does - when his peers are really able to know the Bud that I know - when they have that sort of close, reciprocal connection with him that I have - I know exactly what they'll say:

"I have the coolest friend ever."

Please give what you can to help make it happen.


Stimey said...

I literally laughed out loud when I watched that clip. My kids will LOVE this. The thought and experience and research that has gone into this is phenomenal. FANTASTIC. We HAVE to help make this happen.

Alysia said...

I laughed too!
This project has to happen. My kids need this, but more importantly I need this for my kids. This will resonate with every parent. I've pledged my support and I cannot wait until this comes to life. Or rather live-action life.
You have amazing, intelligent, brilliant friends. That is no surprise, of course :)

MOM-NOS said...

I do indeed, Alysia. Present company included!

Shannon knall said...

Wow. Just wow. All my kids would love this, not just my one with Aspergers. How can we make this happen?

jess said...

this is beyond awesome!! we have to make this happen. wheels are turning ..

JCM said...

Yes, absolutely yes! We've got to make this work. Once again, I'm amazed at what is possible!

Anonymous said...

wow, this looks incredible! the last part of the video made me a little mushy.

Anonymous said...

what an amazing project! This pilot needs to be a reality - it will help so many.

Rachel @ StimCity said...

This is brave and brilliant! Love it! BOTH my kids would really love to see this happen.

Fresh and relevant.

Thanks, MOM-NOS!!
Love you - this is AWESOME!!

Jenny said...

Wow! That was awesome. :-)

Heather said...

Please email me! I have a question about your blog! :)

Miz Kizzle said...

Lab coats? A t-shirt featuring pi? Nerdy hairstyles?
The show seems well-intentioned but it stereotypes the intellectually gifted as haphazardously dressed and physically unattractive. Stereotypes aren't good for children.
The truth is that smart people tend to be taller and better-looking than average. Smart people also tend to dress well.
I'd give the Flummox trio a makeover. They can still be quirky wearing Westwood.

Fairlington Blade said...

Thought of you when I read the (rave) review of Dierks' newest album in the Post this morning. I'll be a buyin' it.