Earlier this month I had a talk with Bryce’s acting principal about October being Autism Awareness month in Canada. I gave her a copy of the autism awareness ribbon colouring page and asked her if she could distribute them to the students so they could colour them in, maybe learn something new.
Understanding autism helps people accept autism. Understanding anyone helps people accept people. At least that’s what we hope to accomplish. The more people that know about autism, the more people who are aware, the more people who aren’t afraid. People tend to be afraid of what they do not understanding, and as a self defense mechanism, we bully, we call names, we ignore, we isolate ourselves, and alienate that person. That is why understanding people and accepting people is so crucial.
So we made headlines! Bryce came home the other day with his schools October newsletter, and right on the front was a little blurb about October being Autism Awareness month followed with a chunk of great information. It was more than I could ever ask for! If even one child reads it, or a parent reads it, and talks to their child about it, then we’ve helped that one person become more understanding and accepting. That makes me smile.
Thanks for reading,