Think Differently… it doesn’t fall far from the tree


30 Days of Autism is a project designed to fight stigma, promote civil rights, and increase understanding and acceptance for those who process and experience the world differently.

© Leah Kelley, Thirty Days of Autism, (2012)

About Leah Kelley, Ed.D.

Leah Kelley, M.Ed, Ed.D., Writer, Consultant, Activist, Speaker, and Educator, working with Teacher Candidates at UBC. Authors blog: 30 Days of Autism. Projects support social understanding, Neurodiversity paradigm, Disability Justice, and connecting Disability Studies in Education(DSE)to Educational Practice. Twitter: @leah_kelley Facebook: 30 Days of Autism: Leah Kelley
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5 Responses to Think Differently… it doesn’t fall far from the tree

  1. Leah, I might just be thick and low on spoons (ok, definitely low on spoons), but I don’t get this…


    • Leah Kelley says:

      That’s OK… it was just about how I could see the face in the trees right away and that the kite was an eye… It is about perspectives and seeing things from a different angle. It was a visual metaphor for considering things differently. It also had me reflecting about the way H often sees things uniquely from his own angle in his own way – and how that is a trait we share. I drew it in so that others could see what I saw – as an overlay – and the progression of images. It is not particularly deep – I just thought it was beautiful the way there was that face hidden there in the branches. It reminded me of those hidden pictures activities I loved as a kid.

      I hope I didn’t make you lose a spoon…


  2. Leah Kelley says:

    Yes!! Highlights Mag!! I was uncertain if that was solely a Canadian reference.
    I also still see owls in trees, dragons in clouds, octopi, one-eyed pigs + poodles in popcorn, and little animals (and even spoons) hidden in our swirly 1970’s bathroom floor, wood grain, and the like.


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