As long as it comes from a place of learning, rather than cruelty, I will answer anything.
We are so busy telling everyone that we’re aware and accepting of people with autism, we don’t stop to appreciate when they are aware and accepting of us.
Once again, I learn about the world through his eyes in ways I never would have noticed on my own.
Some friends have understood. Others haven’t. To be completely honest, sometimes I didn’t either.
His personality isn’t about what he might or might not do. It’s about who he is and he’s great.
Their “expertise”, or lack thereof, isn’t limited to autism and the families affected by it. They will also judge anything else they don’t know.
As they poke, prod, and check the charts, the doctors always remind you that you have “nothing to worry about.”
This moment meant more to me than these words can even explain because it was a moment that, at one time, I didn’t think would ever be possible.
On this day, in this room, for this concert, my main goal was to make sure we stayed until the finish.
I may have helped, but his successes were about him doing it, not me teaching him.