Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:58 pm Post subject: Rosie, Tony, Lenny, Ben from UK (youtube)
This video is made by thirteen-year-old Rosie. She describes some of her own life with Asperger's Syndrome, her brother Lenny who is classically autistic and very much his own individual, and two other young people on the spectrum who also live in the UK.
I think that it's really pretty good! I think she did an excellent job. Rosie wants to be a famous actress when she grows up, and even though anything artistic tends to be a bit of a long shot, with a number of luck factors and external factors, I think she has a good as chance as anyone, maybe better.
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Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:43 pm Post subject:
I really like this documentary!
It's one of these rare short films about AS that's really great (and so colourful) for some kids with AS around the ages of 10-14.
None of the children who talk about themselves are similar to how I was like around that age but I found it interesting anyway. I know autistic students around that age who are similar to what bit they showed of the children/teens in the video in regards to their (social) awareness and overall communication skills.
Edit: I remember that I sent it to a friend and that I wrote that if she wanted to get an idea of what I was like at age 12, she'd have to imagine me like a Lenny with some Rosie in the mix. But I'm not if she got a good idea from that. _________________ Autism + ADHD
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