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Welcome! Please explore my website about twice-exceptional children. I really enjoying learning about autism and giftedness. I hope you will take the time to learn a little about this population by checking out the links and posts. I chose to focus on the importance of proper evaluation for correct diagnosis. It is so important that these children receive a proper diagnosis so that they can receive treatment and intervention.

My literature review is located in the top tool bar under ‘My Literature Review.’ The articles used in my research are scattered throughout this blog, some are on the right side of this homepage under ‘Blogroll’ or ‘Literature’ and the rest are located in the top tool bar under ‘Literature.’

If you have any questions please email me at ejbaskerville@gmail.com

Enjoy!

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I just can’t get enough of this story. Check out the real life rain man in this interview, click HERE to watch. If you are still interested click HERE to check out a trailer of the documentary of his real life from FirstScience.tv, it’s awesome!

These are scenes from the 1988 movie Rain Man.  It is a story of separated brothers, one of which is an autistic savant, treking across the United States together to retrieve their inheritance. It is a hear wrenching story that shows the ups and downs that an autistic person and those close to them encounter. It is based on the true life story of Kim Peek. It is an inspirational story, and is a great example of giftedness and autism.

As I embark on my research and review I have found an expansive range of knowledge and resources. Much of the literature and sites I have found I have linked to this page. Please take a moment to click on the links in the Blogroll and Literature bar. All other literature is posted on the Literature Page (hint: look to the top toolbar, it’s there in between Home and About Me).

I highly recommend checking out the blog The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism. It is a compressive site with extremely useful information. I thank them for all the help they provided me.

I just finished reading Temple Grandin’s book, Thinking In Pictures: My Life with Autism. I highly recommend reading it. It is a great resource for people who have or know someone on the Autism Spectrum. Through her narrative you truly feel what it is like to be Autistic.

For the same story shown in a different way, I suggest renting the HBO Documentary, Temple Grandin Claire Danes does a remarkable job portraying the life of a gifted and talented women who has autism.

For more on Temple I suggest you watch her TED video. She also just recently spoke at CSU with similar points, you can view the CSU talk by clicking here.

 

This is an incredible video. Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

 

So my adventure begins. My goal is to learn more about twice exceptional kids, and to be able to express my learning to you here on the website. I will specifically be speaking about literature in regards to Gifted students with Autism.

Twice Exceptional kids are defined as children with high potential and capability despite biological or psychological disabilities.

My interest in this subject was sparked by the HBO documentary about Temple Grandin. She is a voice of the autism and autism spectrum community. Her innate ability to understand animals and life on a different level makes her a twice exceptional person.

Stay tuned for my review…