By Kim Stagliano
See that rocket flying out of Kiss's Ace Frehly's guitar? That, and many other rock n roll pyrotechnics and amplifier improvements, was designed by John Elder Robison, NYT best selling author of the memoir, LOOK ME IN THE EYE.
John is a friend of mine, and I happily reported HERE about his participation in a new treatment for autism at Harvard called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, and its almost sci-fi results. Here's a chance to SEE the results on video for yourself.
This morning John directed me toward videos that show him before and after TMS. (At the end of this post.) But - please, do go over to his blog at HERE to leave him a comment after you watch the videos, won't you?
I find it puzzling that so many adults with autism and Aspergers and/or parents of children with autism and Aspergers go out of their way to belittle our community for wanting to treat/cure/ameliorate (call it what you want) the symptoms of our loved ones' autism. Isn't it odd that there are parents of profoundly affected kids who simply hope for "acceptance" rather then an improved life for their child? Odd indeed.
Scroll down and watch the John Robison show! And please, report both here on his blog too!
1) Before TMS: This is John's video taken by his brother Augusten Burroughs, also a best selling author.
Kim Stagliano is Managing Editor of Age of Autism.