This video is especially moving. And it doesn’t need a lot of words to explain it. All you need to know is that Jacob is eight years old, and that he is blind and has autism. If you want to read Tyler’s reaction to this encounter, you can see it here.
Get a load of this video, from The Onion. I’ve never heard of Michael Falk before. I don’t even know if he is genuinely autistic or if he’s an actor. If the latter, then hes’s very good. He’s got all the ASD stuff down:
• No eye contact
• Quirky mannerisms
• Oddly inflected voice
• Literal interpretation of figurative language
• Irrational reliance on logic
Not only does the video show many aspects of the autism spectrum; it’s a hoot! Enjoy!
In honor of The Masters Championship this past weekend, I thought I’d post something from Ernie Els. I know, I know. He never won The Masters. I’m sure he’s aware of that fact as well. But still. . .
Yup, there’s a connection. But the data’s old. Instead of 1 in 110 children, the CDC now states that it’s 1 in 88.