Saturday, 10 November 2007

Bevs Wonder Wall


I just wanted to say thank you to Bev for this brillient piece of inspiration, have a visit and see how and why the wall was biult. This wall says it all. (My brick is Autism rocks.)

I think it should be grafitied on the Houses of Parliament!










Why stop there..what about the Great Wall of China?!



But Why asked me 'What one thing other people could do/not do would make the biggest difference to you and C'?
Maybe from this post you can guess my answer...acceptance. Not just the public in the street, but from health care professionals to care staff. Teachers to parents, family and friends.

35 comments:

Suzy said...

That wall should be a country's flag- for every county.

Acceptance, acknowledgement and compassion.

Too bad we have to remind some people.

Love
Suzy

Nancy said...

Autism Acceptance ... would make another nice brick indeed =)

KC's Blog said...

I love the wonder wall! I wonder if it would be o.k. to have this photo on the sidebar of my blog? I love it and it says so much!

BBC said...

Nice post...

Even thou I grew up mostly in a moron mining town, even when I was young I didn't make fun of people like that.

I don't recall who gave it to me but I got some pretty decent spiritual teaching when very young.

Not that I don't get cranky and fuss about people on this planet though.

Casdok said...

Ive put it on my side bar, and have noticed a few others have done it to.

Sara said...

Very cool.

Cheri said...

I wish the ONLY parents we ever heard from were the ones that LOVE their autistic child. What amazes me is I think we are more common than the hateful parents who get all the media play.

The community at large depends on parents of children of various differences to dispel the fear of not understanding. This wall needs to be replicated everywhere!

Maddy said...

Ooo you clever clogs you! Wish I had the graphic / computer / bloggy skills to fulfill such a feat!
Best wishes

her indoors said...

i ditto suzy, society is sad that we have to remind people how to behave

Bev said...

Casdok,
Thanks for the kudos, but really the credit belongs to all who contributed to this project. I am really enjoying seeing the wall in so many blogs and sidebars. I hope the message reaches some of the people who need it most.

Casdok said...

And so do i!

mmc said...

I was going to say which one I liked the best, then I realized I couldn't choose one! They're all so true and so amazing. I work at a camp with ASD kids and the campers that stick out in my mind are those who were so clearly loved by their parents. These parents were the ones who love their child for who they are and who they'll become, not what they hoped their child would be. You're so very clearly one of those parents.. I bet C's rap would have a verse thanking you!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Acceptance is a tall order. Something we all want I think.

Crystal xx

abstractjenn said...

That is an amazing piece of art. Thanks for sharing that with us. And thank you for sharing your ups and downs with us!

But Why? said...

What a great and heartening project. Hope to see it on a wall near me soon!

Omega Mum said...

It's lovely. As always. Why not have it laser coated on the moon? Even better.

JUST A MOM said...

Please stop by my place and pic up your award

Marla Fauchier Baltes said...

Very cool.

Ryno said...

Acceptance is not always to be desired. To be "one of the guys" in my area, I'd need significant brain damage.

See http://rynosseros.com/2007/08/14/probably-not-the-best-choice-of-words/ for example.

I'll settle for being feared just enough that locals avoid me, but not enough for the pitchforks and torches.

Eileen said...

It is beautiful, so full of love and hope. I think it should be made into a poster/print. I know I would love a copy for myself, in a frame. Such an important message to get out, and it can't be said often enough. People need to hear it over and over and over.
I love this so much!

misha_k said...

I love that this was done. It's such a great idea. I told Bev I'm going to see what I can do about getting the posters put up at my kid's schools.

Amanda said...

love it- great wall especially!
have to let me know how your meet with the blog-friend went!

Elissa said...

What a wonderful message it sends.

Imagine if we had acceptance in the world - what an amazing place it would be (and we might even find that elusive 'world peace'!)
xx

Vi vi vi vooom!!!!!!!! said...

Acceptance... Great answer!

Shari said...

Wouldn't it be cool if that were made into a quilt? Think of the mamy ways the wall could be displayed.

Awareness and acceptance for all kinds of conditions is important. As someone commented, it's too bad that society has to be "reminded".

Jade said...

Sounds to me like you have some pretty awesome friends :-)

And I hope it helps to know that there are people like me that are in total acceptance of autism and want to do as much as they can to help in the battle.

Much positive energy to you and C

Shrink Wrapped Scream said...

Acceptance, yes. Research and funding to prevent autism from occuring? Absolutely. If I could take away Sam's terror of the world, know he could lead a fully independant life before I am gone, and never need to rely all his life upon the "kindness of strangers" - I would do it in a heartbeat.

Queeny said...

Thanks for paying me a visit, Casdok. I know so little about autism, but I did have my son (now 14) tested for it when he was a toddler. He was a slow learner and didn't start making complete sentences until he was 4. The doctor said he wasn't autistic, but was just developing slower than "normal."

Your blog is insightful, and hope it will open "our" eyes to what autism really is and how it affects everyone.

Dad Stuff said...

Wonderful!

TheBirdman33 said...

That is a very cool wall and a beautiful idea.

Jocelyn said...

Photoshop rocks. As does your message.

DJ Kirkby said...

Cool, how did you get it onto the Great Wall of China and Parlimentlike that?

Casdok said...

I was up all night with my paint brush!!!

Attila The Mom said...

Lovely, lovely wall!

Mary P Jones (MPJ) said...

I love Bev's wall. I bought a t-shirt, but I should share it on my blog too.