As a mother, I will never give up on my child. As a mother of a child who has autism, I will never give up hope.
I look into his eyes and I see all the potential that he has to offer to this beautiful world and I just know that one day the world can see what I see.

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Understanding Autism.

As his parents, we know what he wants a week before he asks for it. And we’re always a couple steps before him when it comes to how his day will go. But for the rest of the world, understanding Bryce, can seem like a blur.

October 10th, 2010

We went to McDonald’s and I asked Bryce what he would like to eat. He decided that he wanted a a chicken burger and French fries. He clearly said to the cashier, “Chicken burger, French fries.” She stared at him. He said, “Want the chicken burger, French fries” again. Still nothing. I told her, “He wants the chicken burger combo.” I thought it was strange.

When we finally received our order and sat down, Bryce asked for his chicken burger cut into 4 pieces. He asked me for a fork, which I looked in the condiment area and wasn’t able to find any. I told him to go ask the cashier for a fork. He walked up and again, clearly said, “Want the knife, want the knife.” Again she appeared clueless, I told her, “He wanted a plastic knife” and she gave it to him.

It may have just been one incident, but I hope the world is ready for Bryce. He tries extremely hard but it seems that most people aren’t giving much effort to try to understand him.

Daniel

2 comments:

  1. Isn't it so hard sometimes, letting them go up / go over .... and ask any question? "please don't be rude to my son.. please understand he's trying his best, please take an extra minute to listen while he tries hard to find the words" Yet we have to, don't we? All parents have to give, teach independence and life skills, we do to, but not always on the same schedule as the neighbours. And sadly, sometimes, when he comes back question ignored or unaswered, I have to honestly say " hon, some people are just rude!"
    Keep on keeping on! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. @Leah I think it's a combination of rude people, and uneducated people.

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