He knows he'll need to be at least 17 before he can drive a car on the road, he knows the national speed limits on different types of roads. And this is nothing particularly unusual for a kid with autism. Anthony finds facts interesting and comforting.
He's recently even more focused on racing. Along with his own activities in karting, he's extremely abreast of the latest changes in the new Formula 1 season that started just a few weeks ago. Each year we go through the changes to the rules and what is means for the cars and the drivers as he looks to see what will happen throughout the rest of the season. If you are interested in what happened in any race in the previous three seasons, feel free to ask us, and we will ask Anthony. He's bound to know.
He can also tell you how fast a things travel, the fastest car, rocket.. even a bullet! And every time he finds out something that can go faster, or higher he's amazed.
So when I told him that someone is already working on the Tesla Hyperloop, and trains that could go 720mph, crossing the whole of the USA where his cousin lives, in a few hours, his mind almost explodes with excitement.
And rightly so. The guys over at Aceparts put together The Future of Transport from around the World illustration. And he found it fascinating. Did I mention that along with cars, we also like movies? His most recent favourites include The Martian and anything Star Wars. But a good deal of what he watches is on the list for realisation in the not so distant future.
elevated buses that means a car can drive under them so I won't have the wait at every bus stop along with the bus on the school run. And the environmentalist is interested in the airplane that runs on the oxygen in the atmosphere! But I've also got other hopes for our future.
While Anthony's interest in cars and technology may lead to some future career for him, both Anthony and his brother David are autistic and are going to need support and acceptance to be able to access this. This time ahead should be one where my boys differences are valued as part of their unique selves. I'm looking for a future that we can all aspire to; full of understanding, embracement and opportunities for all. That will be truly wonderful
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