Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Cub Scouts, history, and a famous Aspie

Cuddlebug and Bearhug decided to give Scouts another try this year. It's been three weeks and it's going pretty well so far.

A couple of weeks ago the Scouts were asked to find information on two famous people to share at their den meeting. One of the people Cuddlebug looked up was the creator of Pokemon, Satoshi Tajiri. We learned that Tajiri has been diagnosed with Asperger's.

When I read that it made me smile because it totally makes sense. Dh and I have commented before on how the games seem to be such a good fit for kids on the spectrum. Hundreds of available Pokemon, categorized into different "types" (and subtypes), and each having its own stats across a range of different areas (attack, speed, defense, etc.). Endless fun for kids who love to categorize things and have a knack for remembering complex statistics. No wonder they are so good at the games ;).

Anyway, so I pointed it out to the boys and explained that Asperger's is a type of autism. They thought it was pretty cool to have something in common with the guy who created their favorite game ;).

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