Autism STILL rocks. September 10, 2012Posted by ourfriendben in wit and wisdom.
Tags: autism, Kambel Smith, Kantai Smith, Lonnie Smith, Survivor Evolution, The Inpsire Weekly
Our friend Ben wrote a post back in June, “Autism rocks,” which featured the amazing story of how a devoted father, Lonnie Smith, had discovered amazing talents in his severely autistic son Kambel and less severely autistic younger son Kantai and brought those talents to life. The result was a series of illustrated ebooks about an autistic superhero, Survivor, who battles the League of Diseases led by his arch-enemy, Cheeo, whose chief weapon is depression.
The story of these boys and their father and the series, “Survivor: Evolution,” impressed our friend Ben, whose niece and nephew have Asperger’s Syndrome (high-functioning autism) and Silence Dogood, whose best friend’s son, her heart-chosen nephew, also has Asperger’s, no end. (You can read the original post by typing “Autism rocks” in our search bar at upper right.)
Well, last night, something else amazing happened. Kambel and Kantai’s amazing father Lonnie came onto PRA to let us know that there’s now a website, The Inspire Weekly, that talks about the upside of autism and shares the amazing work of younger son Kantai to bring the adventures of Survivor to the computer screen. I am so impressed and so proud of them!
In a world where most of us never do anything worth writing about, this family’s achievements leave me humbled beyond words. I urge everyone to see for themselves at http://theinspireweekly.com/.