By Carole Burns
I work in the Diederich College of Communication so I shouldn’t be surprised when communicating a need actually produces results. Recently, I read an article in The Wall Street Journal about a man who left his job to spend time building sculptures out of LEGOs. I was very impressed by the article, not because this man, Dirk Denoyelle, received a high honor from LEGO – three years ago they added them to the elite group of LEGO Certified Professionals – one of only ten individuals.
But my admiration went even deeper than that. I have been trying to start a business for my son; a LEGO store that would employ individuals on the Autism Spectrum (ASD) and prepare them for work at companies and businesses throughout the country. This was the first time I had such high-proof that LEGOs go far beyond the childhood years. There are, in fact, an entire group of Adult Fans of LEGO (AFOL) and they are creating amazing things. Continue reading ‘The Power of a Brick’