Wednesday, 9 January 2008

Everyone has ability




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43 comments:

Wayne said...

Great.

Elissa - Managing Autism said...

What great ads!

bullet said...

Those are excellent :).

laughingwolf said...

superb, thx cas!

for four years i was on the board of directors of the local 'entrepreneurs with disabilities network', and i'm still a member of the organization, for the last eight years

Jen said...

What an amazing campaign! We have something similiar from the Canadian Down Syndrome association (http://www.cdss.ca/site/about_us/welcome.php)..
it's nice to see some groups that actually value their kids, and don't focus on every negative.

Maybe some day the autism world will catch up!

Casdok said...

Laughingwolf, that sounds realy interesting.

buffalodickdy said...

Everybody can do something well. I have greater respect for someone that has ability at something- where I have none.

Casdok said...

Ah but you do! Your blog is full of the wonderful things you cook.

buffalodickdy said...

Actually- I was referring to areas I have no talent! I love music, but can't play an instrument, I love singing, but not something I do well. Everyone has talent at something- You have helped show that point on your blog quite well! Have a safe trip, and spoil yourself once in awhile!

Christy said...

So fantastic. I volunteered with the Special Olympics during high school and those kids are all just amazing!

Rhonda said...

Very cool.

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

What a fantastic advertsing campaign!

Flea said...

Those are great ads.

M said...

Oh I absolutely love this kind of campaign that shows the REAL people behind the "scary" labels!

Fantastic fantastic!

J said...

Wow. Special Olympics and their focus on abilities is so great. I really enjoyed reading about the five athletes.

Central Michigan University in my city of Mt. Pleasant hosts games at the state level every year in June. I'm hoping to get my son involved soon. I always need my running shoes to keep up with him. Thanks for posting about this wonderful organization.

~Melissa~ said...

I love these!

Lianna said...

Brilliant! I passed along the site to family! Thank you for posting about this great campaign.

Also, thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving your very kind comments. I am looking forward to reading your about you and your son.

Cheers!

Get Off My Lawn! said...

I've always thought everybody needed to own superhero T-shirts. Sometimes you need to put one on and remind yourself of who you REALLY are. Not only does everyone have ability, everyone has greatness in them. These past few posts have been wonderful. Excelsior!

Celticspirit said...

What an inspiration these young people are! Thank you. I enjoyed reading that.

BenefitScroungingScum said...

What a great ad campaign! We need to see more like this, BG

Liz Ditz said...

Thanks Casdok, being a Californian I would never have seen these. Wonderful! The Canadian ad was also moving.

Tammy said...

I have a nephew who has asperger and another one who has autism. You have a wonderful informative blog.

vivavavoom said...

great ads!!

Tom Foolery (TF) said...

Great post TFx

misha_k said...

Fantastic ads. I've been thinking about getting J involved with Special Olympics. He can run like a bullet.

laughingwolf said...

it is, we help disabled folk set up their own businesses, no matter what the income... makes all concerned proud :)

dawn said...

You my friend are still #1 in my book, I wish you and C nothing but great things for the New Year!!!

Omega Mum said...

I come here to learn to be a better person, and you never fail me.

Marla said...

Good! I like the ads.

motherx said...

Very Inspirational! I enjoyed seeing the adds but deep down Im not sure if peoples attitudes will change. Hopefully Im wrong!

wolfbaby said...

I like how that did that taking it outside the box!!

Patti said...

Focusing on ability is vital. I understand completely, with a husband who has a disability and uses a wheelchair.

the mother of this lot said...

Hope you've not been too lonely today. Glad you had a lot of people dropping in!

Alin Steglinski said...

yay! special olympics... used to do stuff with them although my disabilities are too physical for my special olympics district now... they dont deal with wheelchairs at my SO district... but NWSRA here does a "cross play" thing where they enter into the SO as their own district... so i might do that..

oh and casdok http://www.alinssite.info/Alin/My_Blog/Entries/2008/1/8_Disabilities_podcast_Epilepsy_episode_released.html

david mcmahon said...

What a wonderful, refreshing concept. More power to you.

leslie said...

Right away I thought of Rudyard Kipling's poem "Gunga Din."

By the livin' Gawd that made you,
You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din!

Eileen said...

loving these adds. We all need to try to focus on the positive more and what strengths people have.
XO

TheBirdman33 said...

That is a really cool ad campaign!

ALF said...

hmm...interesting.

Palm Springs Savant said...

Casdok- this is brilliant. love it, and oh so fantastic

DJ Kirkby said...

Ah I love these, we only have the one about Mark in our city, well that is the only one I have found so far anyway.

WesterWitch/Headmistress said...

A wonderful lesson as well as a brilliant ad - look and learn before you leap into judgement.

coopdujour said...

Awesome campaign! Awesome photos!!