Second Blogaround recap!
The Loud Hands Project Blogaround is still going strong, with some excellent posts this week. Before we begin, I should note that I forgot to provide a link to Lydia’s post last week. My apologies. It’s excellent, go read it!
And we’re back.
First, a different Lydia made a post about Autistic community and the value and promise of The Loud Hands Project. She says
In the early days of my autism diagnosis, while I was a college student, my autism community consisted of my best friend Leigh and only Leigh. Now, this is not to say that Leigh doesn’t make for some pretty awesome camaraderie, but a pair of two does not community make. I longed to meet people like me. I didn’t know that approximately 1% of people my age had ASD. I didn’t know about all the bloggers and authors and organizations. All I knew was that I was different, and I felt left out.
And this experience of mine has left me with a dream, that when any person is diagnosed with ASD, somehow, magically, they are enrobed with community. They hear not “you’ll never be…” and “you can’t…” but rather will find themselves at the center of a community which works together to ameliorate our weaknesses while building each other up in our strengths. I dream that no child will grow up in isolation, wondering who he is and why he is here. That no child will be afraid to speak his mind– his beautiful, unique, autistic mind.
There is a way to make this dream one step closer to reality.
Next came Melanie, who made an astonishing video. Click over to see it, and it’s going to get its own post in a moment.
Setrain also had things to say, about the functionality of stimming and having loud hands. The post is a delight, go on over. Technical difficulties are preventing me from quoting right now, but it would be hard to chose just one quote anyway!
I wonder how many other posts like this might be lurking in corners of the web I don’t frequent. If you see one, let me know!