Very, very cool video. I'm a fan of him too. I have a book called Book of Lies: The Disinformation Guide to Magick and the Occult, which features a chapter by him. Perhaps you've read it. I've worked with people with Autism for about 8 years; unfortunately for them they aren't all as "high-functioning" as Laffoley.
Oh, no way dude, that's what my husband does for work. I'm curious to know the nature of your work with them? Yes it didn't occur to me that he might be Autistic, but he does seem to have the Asperger's ticks, and the incredible affinity for complex mathematical patterns seems right on. I haven't read that book, but have seen it around quite a bit. Boston usually seems like quite a dry city artistically, so I was excited when I discovered that he was hidden away here. Too bad for me, though, he doesn't really participate in open studios, ha ha.
I know Laffoley says he was diagnosed with a mild case of autism. I get the impression that there is some question as to exactly what he has, possibly autism and something additional. That's very interesting that your husband does similar work; odd coincidences in life. What exactly does he do?I began my work as a regular staff and was assigned to some "hard cases." I stuck with them for years, and now I am a manager for a private group home. My main client is young man who is on the extreme of the spectrum, so he requires very intense care. Essentially I try to keep him engaged in activities and keep him, his roommate, other staff, and myself safe when he has an episode. I could explain more without breaking confidentiality, but not on blogger.
Yes, I'd love to hear more. It's work that I admire quite a bit; I think sometimes I enjoy talking about it more than my husband! E-mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org