There are a lot of days when having a kid with social challenges isn’t particularly funny; when his feelings get hurt, when making friends is difficult, when he despairs of ever “getting it right” when it comes to following society’s rules… that’s not particularly giggle-worthy.
But the truth is that any “social skills program” that isn’t entertaining is just a great big downer and something to be tuned out.
discovering the Flummox and Friends website and associated Kickstarter site.
The Thinking Person’s
Guide to Autism just put up a great interview with creator Christa Dahlstrom–she’s
a mom to an Aspie, just like me, though unlike me, she found a
way to create a live-action comedy that’s entertaining for everyone, not
just our quirky kids who need a little extra help in the social graces
If they meet their fundraising goal, the full-length Flummox
and Friends pilot can become a reality, and maybe the self-described
“little bit Pee Wee’s Playhouse, mixed with The Big Bang Theory, with a
little old-school Electric Company thrown in” series will become a
long overdue, and after watching the video clip, I’m ready for more.
Let your quirk flag fly, my friends! -Mir
out the Flummox and Friends Kickstarter site to
donate and track their progress