Kim Peek: The Real Rainman

We’re back, after the long weekend and break from blogging!

As a follow up to yesterday’s tweet, I wanted to talk about the passing of Kim Peek, the man who inspired Rain Man.

On December 26th, Kim passed away at age 58. Don’t worry, I’m not going to regurgitate news stories.

Kim Peek was the very example of using his abilities to make people look past his disabilities. People could not doubt that he had something amazing. This will sound a bit sappy, but we all have something that’s amazing, but sometimes people get caught up on the little things and are not able to recognize us for it. The passing of Kim Peek was a great loss, as he helped people see that “autism” and “disabilities” did not mean incapable.

This news made a great impact to us at DDA, cause at DDA, we live by examples like Kim. We need people to look past disabilities, and we will continue to enable people with developmental disabilities to achieve their full potential.

You can read more about Kim’s life and achievements here.


2 Responses to Kim Peek: The Real Rainman

  1. […] Avatar, and Autism Besides having autism showcased in a variety of movies (such as Rainman), movies themselves have had significant links to autism therapy. Although it’s true that […]

  2. chris says:

    good for kim we need more people like him in this world. disablities all people have why do we need to be put in the spot light?

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