A 12-year-old with Asperger’s interviews his mother

May 7, 2010 | By Abraham | 21 comments

This is just spectacular. Happy, hard, and hopeful.

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  1. Mr. Harmless says:

    Being a teacher and having taught a student with Asperger’s I totally “got” that video. Very good stuff.

    I have to ask though, you find all of this great stuff on the internet…

    do you have a job?

    :)

  2. Laurie says:

    Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah. Blah blah blah blah blah, “Blah blah blah blah.” Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah? Blah blah blah blah blah. Blah blah blah blah blah… and blah. (All that blah is the revised version of what I originally wrote in this comment which is why I rarely leave comments.) If what I said made no sense, I’m not surprised. To sum up; I liked that video and it was sweet encouragement. Thanks for that.

  3. jessica mell says:

    i love asperger’s kids.

    the animation for this was wonderful–how it danced the unspoken of this interview into life! i wonder about the artist’s process for it and what actual visuals of the mom/child (s)he had to work with.

    my favorite dialogue/animation pairing, i think, is “the people who really get to know you *love* you” // “like ben, or eric, or carlos?” which led into…

    2 points that made me laugh OUT LOUD:
    - “first amy *loved* claudia, then she hated claudia, and then she loved claudia, then she hated claudia* (with all the face/hand gestures)

    -”well, i was the one who made you a parent.”

    so cool.

    thanks for sharing this, abraham.

  4. Jenny Rigney says:

    The cockroach really is the insect we all love to hate, especially in Texas where they are giant.

    I had to watch this again. I love it.

    I’m trying to figure out their accent, have any idea?

    1. Kirsty says:

      I don’t know about the mum (who just sounds American to me), but the boy sounds a bit like a boy I know whose accent is a sort of mixture of Scottish and English.

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