Today as the miracle of PI is known, I take the opportunity to reflect on the wonders of Autism. I read a book – Born on a Blue Day by Daniel Tammet – when it was first published. This a truly remarkable autobiographical account of one man’s journey in the world of an Autistic Savant. He does everything by the numbers. For example, he counts the number of items of clothing that he is wearing before he leaves his house. He eats a specific weight of cereal everyday. Never more, and never less. What is most remarkable is that he worked to memorise PI to 22,514 places. Unfortunately, he made a mistake in position 2965, and did not retain the world record. But still… Can you imagine remembering PI beyond 3.14 for any reason, other than because you could? In his book, Mr. Tammet describes how he sees numbers as
Our school is developing a bullying policy. I have been invited as have all parents in the community to participate in this process. I applaud the school for hosting these meetings, and doing so at times that are convenient to most parents. That said, it would be nice if more parents would be involved in the process. It is going to take the whole community to make this change in our student’s lives. If they don’t see their parents buying into the policy and curriculum, then they won’t buy into it either. The bullying policy needs to hold all participants accountable. Students, Faculty, Support Staff and Administration. If all participants are not held to the same standard, then we will quickly lose the buy in of the people all are here to educate. Hopefully more people from the community will take it upon themselves to get involved in this process.
Strep Throat – Image via Wikipedia A little case of strep throat is what he appears to have. Poor kid who never rests has been laying on the couch all day. “how do you know he is sick?” I am asked. “Easy, this isn’t normal behaviour for him, he is usually much more active.” is my reply. So we are medicating to try to get rid of the infection. What exactly is strep throat? Tweet #fighting4answrs