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The Return of the King

Remember this? How much have you learned since that movie first came out? Have you acquainted yourselves a bit more on various learning differences that exsit? If you said, “No”, then I am shocked and wonder how you can survive living in a vacuum. If you said, “Yes”, then continue to learn, and share and teach others just a little each day. Namaste….Cheryl-Lynn


A little bit about moi: I am a mom, a nana, a sister, a woman, a friend, a human being…a youth counsellor, Family Life Educator. I have been working in the helping profession for over 25 years and volunteered in various capacities from youths to seniors. Tournesol is my nom de plume for haiku and other Japanese form poetry here at Tournesoldansunjardin I hope you enjoy reading through my daily waka. I also have another blog "Stop the Stigma" where I may stand on my soapbox now and then and hope it will become a place to drop in and share or comment on issues important to you. In that vein this could be a great way to learn from each other. Namaste!

2 thoughts on “The Return of the King

  1. Thanks for sharing. I plan to address the “stereotype” issue when I can (finally) get around to adding my ASD At-a-Glance page and, it’s because I was just working on that part of it’s content last night. We in the autism world know no 2 cases are alike.. but each is important. (By the way, I hate how Babbitt treats him, but it is a terrible tragedy for what can happen in some (wish zilch) cases. Appreciate for the humor in the clip I guess. The film should be credited for being the conceptual grand debut of autism on the American mind-map. A great film to check out is “Adam” starring Hugh Dancy as a young adult with HF (formerly AS) autism. It was a little-known gem, but available on DVD and at most video stores. Check it out. Think you’ll like it. –


    1. Totally agree that Tom Cruise is a real “shit” with his brother many times but you know what? It’s real and for those who find it appalling, maybe we have finally started to put a dent in awareness. My dear friend and former colleague was also a supervisor and counsellor at Adventure Place in Toronto supporting families and children under 5 with Autism Spectrum, for 25+years. The world will be suffering without her there. Thanks for the reference to the film Adam. I will certainly check it out.


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