Hello, this is Ib, which is short for Elizabeth Grace. I need to get this show on the road, but it took me forever to figure out how to really make a blog, with a blogroll and things like that so as to make it live. Not all my friends are on the list yet but within the week it should be a fuller rendition. The blogroll is a great place to browse for other Autistic points of view on a wide variety of topics.
Ariane Zurcher of Emma's Hope Book wrote a great piece here: http://emmashopebook.com/2012/08/27/want-to-know-about-autism-ask-an-autistic/ which I read after another few people had told me similar things. Some of them were preservice teachers, and I thank you (you will recognize yourselves). :)
The purpose of this blog is specifically so people can ask me things that may not come up on other blogs, which I completely recommend reading. But let's say you have a burning desire for the answer to a question that nobody blogs about that week? Come here and ask it in the comments. You can do that right now. I might answer myself, and I might also remember that my friend told me about it a couple months ago, so I could answer from multiple viewpoints in conversation. Also, I may be able to give you a study about it that isn't insulting and eugenic and horrible.
Meanwhile, since I am sharing information without being asked anything yet, I think you should know that intermodal shipping is pretty excellent. They take those containers on barges, and in port cities there are cranes that take them off the barges and put them on trains. You may not know that those cranes in Oakland by the Bay Bridge are the inspiration behind AT-ATs in Star Wars. Different frame cranes with really giant tires take those same containers from trains to truck beds attached to semis here in Chicago. This is on my mind because I drive my convertible among many of them to work, and think about all the places they have been. Ahhhh, intermodality. It is a fabulous thing not just in transportation, but in life.
Goodnight for now. I am going to tell Facebook that this is here and see what happens. If it is of use to you, then I will talk about things other than transportation! :)
All the best,