Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Hywel's thoughts, ideas and inventions

For those that don't know; my son Hywel has Asberger's syndrome. This is a form of Autism which means that for him, sounds are louder, colours brighter and feelings much stronger and harder to control.

However, this is not to bring you all down or make you feel sorry for him; on the contrary, he sees the world a little different to most people and as a result has some great thoughts, ideas and inventions that I would like to share with you over the next few weeks.

My absolute favorite is this one:-

At the beginning of films and TV shows, the producers are required by law in this country to warn you of any flashing images before you begin to watch them. As we all know, these repeated flashing images can cause Epileptic seizures in some children. Very serious and scary stuff and not to be taken lightly.

Well, Hywel's idea is that the local councils (or highway departments) should also be forced, by law, to erect signposts on roads that are lined by trees. These signposts should say

"WARNING! This road may contain sun flashing through the trees that may cause Epileptic seizures"

At first I laughed, but the more I think about it; that flash, flash, flash that you get on a sunny day is just like a strobing light. Hmm maybe I should write to my council member.