Category Archives: inventing

The pathologization of interest and curiosity

As I am increasingly connected with people in Disabilities and Autistic communities, I am finding that there were things that in the past sat quite comfortably with me – that now – looking back – make me uncomfortable. I sometimes … Continue reading

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‘Glitchbusters’ the Movie…

H has been busy making a new movie, which he has delared a spoof. I won’t bother to disclose because, well, I’m fairly certain you’ll be able to figure it out. It is called Glitchbusters. So… this morning he was … Continue reading

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Cooking Up Invention #AutismPositivity2014

Usually H’s inventions are constructed and engineered with mechanical elements, and they have frequently revolved around exploring alternative ways to create or build an exoskeleton or what have you – but lately H has shown an interest in experimenting with … Continue reading

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Autistic Pride Day 2013

THIS…  1000000000 x this! ___________________________________________________ 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, … Continue reading

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Horror B Films, Empathy, and Indignation!

I have mentioned before that H is really into Horror B Movies and that he is working on making one of his own. H is The kid who knows who Stanley Kubrick is: Dreaming Big. He is always working on props … Continue reading

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H at 14 and 30 Days of Autism celebrate ‘1000 Ausome Things’ #AutismPositivity2013

Today H asked me about “Autism Positivity” and about the purpose of the flash blog. After I answered in some detail, explaining the premise and the intent, he summed it all up rather neatly: “Oh, I get it, Mom… Autism … Continue reading

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The Spectacular Joy of Inventing

Inventing… the idea becomes the prototype… and onward from there! H made the hot sauce for me as imagined/dreamed up the other night (see Spice of life!). Um ya… it is aptly named: Twitching Corpse Hot Sauce! Today he is trying … Continue reading

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Spice of life!

Tonight H was quizzing me about my love of hot food, as I was adding chile sauce and cayenne and chopped raw jalapenos to my dinner. Ya… I like spicy… He was thinking and imagining and explaining that he was going … Continue reading

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