A child with autism is a child first and always. Every child should be shown respect and dignity. Children are gifts. For a child with autism, the autism is not their personality or who the are. They are not autism. They are a child. If you see autism you are wrong and need to filter your thinking and mindset. Autism is a cape that often hides the child. A covering that can block the language, learning, and other skills for many. A covering that can block what many see. But it is just a cape, a cape the moves and flows as a child changes, learns and grows with during therapy. A covering that can get smaller with love, time, teaching with ABA to expose the real person inside. If you see autism please look again, look harder for that cape. Most super heroes wear capes.
I am blessed.
Autism looks different with therapy,
Autism the way I see it at Hope Center 4 Autism
Please excuse my typos and poor writing skills but I hope you hear my heart.
-Susan Wood, Executive Director