Monday, April 01, 2013

Our kind of autism awareness

"So, I put a new light bulb in the lamp in the window, Bud.  You know what color it is?”

“Blue?”

“Yes.  You know why?”

“Because it’s Autism Speaks Day?”

“Kind of.  It’s Autism Awareness Month.”

“Today is April?”

“Yes.”

“Oh.”

“So, what will the blue light tell people?”

“About autism.”

“And what do you want people to know about autism?”

“I have a brain.”

“You do.  And it works in a special way because you have autism.  So, what things are hard for your brain?”

“When my brain gets stuck.”

“That is hard.”

“Yeah.”

“And what things are easy for your brain?”

“Um.  I don’t know.”

“What are you good at?”

“I’m good at playing the Penguin Polka on the piano.”

“That’s true.  You’re very good at that.”

“And I’m good at hosting a game show.”

“That’s true, too.”

“A reality game show where everyone’s a winner… except five of you.”

“That’s Fetch With Ruff Ruffman.”

“Yeah.”

“You are good at that.”

“Yeah.”

“What else do you want people to know when they see the blue light?  What do you want them to do?”

“Um.  I don’t know.”

“Well, what can people do to make things easier for you?”

“They can be kind.”

“That’s a good one.  It’s really good to be kind.”

“Yeah.”

“Anything else?”

“No.”

“Just be kind?”

“Just be kind.”



10 comments:

drama mama said...

That's right. Absolutely right.

Anonymous said...

Kind sure does go a long way.
Thank for your post.

Alysia said...

Exactly this.

mom outside the box said...

Couldn't have put it any better.

Teal said...

As I've always said, you can be nice for the same price. Be kind indeed, Bud. xo

jconw said...

Kindness And Understanding. Yes.

missy said...

From the mouths of babes....Just be Kind.

Thanks Bud!

Daisy said...

Well said, Bud.

gail said...

Perfect answer.

Jordan said...

LOVE.