A Seriously Funny Look at Autism30 Jul 2013
In the blog http://www.autismseriouslyfunny.com/
a dad shares about his 16 year old son, Elijah, who is serious funny, talented, smart and Autistic.
Although Eli has challenges with noise and social etiquette he is the 1% of the world you can rely upon to get things done right.
I love how this father, Zidlow Marx, has chosen not to hid and get depressed by Elijah's autism, but to acknowledge it, grapple with it, fight with it, learn about it, accept it, get comfortable with it and laugh about it.
Humour really does dissolve fear and awkwardness. Humour helps people identify with each other and bring us together.
I have always used humour to deal with my disability. The amount of times my twitches have embarrassed me are too numerous to count and if I cried each time my face would be mouldy, so I choose to laugh often and plenty.
I think Zidlow is doing a great job of reducing the stigma attached to Autism and showing how through humour Autism can be worked with appreciated.