April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day. And for my wife and I that means the world to us. As some of you know, we are proud parents of a young boy with Autism. We are extremely blessed to have him in our lives and are truly amazed at all that he’s been able to overcome and accomplish on a daily basis. Our son is more fortunate than others on the Autism Spectrum–being high-functioning, but only a handful of people truly know the challenges and stresses we manage each and every day. I encourage all of you to take a moment to think of all the children, to include men and women, who are currently living a life with Autism. You’d be shocked to know who around you is or has a family member with Autism. I encourage you all to support the cause and “Light It Up Blue” on April 2nd, 2012. My family is truly thankful for the support we’ve received over the years. Respectfully – Scot
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This post is drifting a bit from the world of home theater and technology, but it is important to understand how autistic behavior and the roles people with autism have played in developing some of the great technological achievements of the world. Many of you may be familiar with Dr. Temple Grandin and you might have seen HBO’s movie about her life entitled, “Temple Grandin: Thinking in Pictures.” This video is the real, Temple Grandin and she walks folks through what it is to be an autistic human being in today’s world. The subject of Autism is near and dear to my family since we have a 5-year-old son with autism. Temple Grandin’s writings and presentations helped ourselves and many others to better understand autism and how to effectively interact with our son. Telling you my son is brilliant is simply an understatement. Despite being autistic he is very high-functioning and an extremely happy little boy. I don’t know of too many other 5-year-olds who can tell me, in detail, about the systems of the human body, educate me on the solar system and work an iPod Touch better than most adults. Bottom line folks, it’s important to understand how to properly interact, educate and mentor people with autism and I thought I’d share with you all just how eloquently Temple Grandin explains the world of Autism through her own personal autistic challenges. Enjoy!