It’s my birthday month, and the one wish I have is: I wish every month is autism awareness month. I am not asking anyone to get a degree in autism, but to be aware of a few things. Autism is not contagious, and you don’t need to be afraid around an autistic person nor be mean to someone that has autism,
This past month we had attended several “Halloween” events, and what I witnessed from many led me to my birthday wish.
At one outing where my son was flapping and dancing around, having fun, this woman acted as if my son had the plaque. Little kids came up to him and stared at him, and one even kicked him. My little one has no clue why he was kicked or could even express it hurt, and he got pushed too by one. Why do kids think its ok to bully someone differently?
At another event, my boy was doing his own thing in a pile of corn, the corn pit at Frosty’s Pumpkin Patch. He was lying there covering himself in corn when a child decided to walk across him and stand on his stomach. My boy looked at him as I yelled to get off of him. A few minutes later, the boy came back and jumped on his legs. Just because he doesn’t scream or say anything doesn’t mean he’s not feeling it.
Be kind. Teach your children to be kind. We are all created uniquely. None of us should have to wear a sign explaining ourselves. We all should be accepted.
Ephesians 4:2 NIV
2) Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
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