About this blog.

My son was diagnosed with PDD-NOS at 24 months. I created this blog to bring meaning to the often-confusing label. Sometimes I have answers. Other times, just more questions.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

A beautiful memory.

And now for something completely different.

Free live streaming by Ustream

This week only, witness the genius that is Stephen Wiltshire, an autistic savant. It's a live stream of him drawing a cityscape of New York for CBSNews. He's drawing it entirely from memory after one helicopter ride above the city. The Early Show is featuring him this week. Click here for status updates, e.g., when he is drawing and for how long.



Kris said...

I've seen Stephen before. He is amazing. I wonder if it would be easier if Alec had some special talent like that?
Probably not, and he is not as deeply autistic as Stephen - not even close.
Still, my older son's (ADHD) doctor told me one time how important it is for kids with ADHD and other related disorders to find their "thing". That has always stuck with me.
Alec just seems to struggle to "stick with" anything! He is so distracted by his sensory needs (I think) to spend a lot of time doing any one thing.
I want all my kids to find their "thing".
Ironically, I think it can either be easier to harder for that to happen with ASD. For Alec, I think it is going to be harder.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this. Stephen inspires me, and I am always amazed at his gift. I'm also encouraged by the fact that he did not speak until he was nine. Like Kris, I pray, pray my Rhema will find her thing.