Once again, I found myself referring to her post the other night. It’s become such a part of my vernacular, it’s almost unavoidable. It’s just too good a metaphor. And when something is THAT good, there’s really no point in reinventing it. I mean, who has the time?
So there I was, sitting with two dear autism mom friends and talking about ~ what else? ~ our beautiful children. We’d gotten into a conversation about how the world’s perception of our kids’ differences is so often situational – how a challenge in a particular environment may well be perceived as an advantage in another.
And there I was – yet again – saying, “Oh my God, have you seen the incredible post that Mom-NOS wrote about her BRILLIANT presentation to her son, Bud’s classmates?” And then promising – yet again - to send someone the link to the post.
I really believe that Mom-NOS’s post should be required reading for anyone who has autism, has a child with autism or knows anyone who has autism or has a child with autism ~ which, you know, is kinda like EVERYONE. Cause yeah, it’s that good.
So, um, read it. OK?
And then let me know what you think. I give you -
Ed note: The post above is just one in a series of entries detailing the entirety of Mom-NOS’s presentation to Bud’s class and the Q&A that followed. I happen to think that the whole darn thing is unadulterated genius. In addition to her incredibly insightful answers to the class’s questions, the posts highlight a group of kids that sorta gives me hope for humanity – and no, I’m not being overly dramatic.
I highly recommend reading the whole series, in order below. Happy reading!