I have had an idea for a post swirling around in my head for a while now. But I am in need of reader help before the fact. And it occurred to me that a giveaway would be a great way to elicit your help. Here’s my idea. I was thinking about how wonderful Temple Grandin is in her way to provide a window to the perspective and experience of an individual with autism. But I kept thinking about all the questions that I wish I could ask her if I could have her over to dinner. Though, due to her likely busy schedule and distance from my home, that isn’t likely to happen. And, having noticed that things that one of us in the autism parenting community are thinking tend to reflect what others are thinking as well, I thought that perhaps you guys might find it interesting to have access to a panel of other adult individuals-whom you might not have heard of- with autism spectrum diagnoses. My question is: What would you ask a person with autism/Asperger’s if you had a chance to? What are you curious about? What question or issue would you like their perspective on rather than the view of a neurotypical writing a book about it? I have assembled a group of fairly well-known (blogger, author, speaker, etc.) individuals with autism who are on board for this project. They are interested in answering questions that parents of autistic children would like to put to them. However, I don’t want to hog the discussion. I need some help coming up with good questions.
So, to enter the giveaway for a free copy of Bobbi Sheahan’s book, all you need to do is leave a comment below containing one interesting question to put to the panel. The first question I select for the panel interview will be the winner of the giveaway. Think carefully about your question. What would you most like to ask if given the opportunity? All questions must be submitted by Friday, January 27th. The winner will be announced and emailed on Monday, January 30th.
Thanks for your entries and your help. I’m kind of excited about this panel interview.