Sunday, April 26, 2009

Children's Day

Today is, indeed, Children's Day - Dia del Nino.

And before this month has ended, I can't think of a better day to mention once again that it is Autism Awareness Month. We have so many wonderful children among us who are autistic. We must remember that we are ALL unique. These children and adults are unique, wonderful, loving individuals, who all have different ways of expressing themselves than we may be used to. We should all learn to appreciate them for who they are, and we as adults should be teaching our children to accept and respect them, and when necessary to be patient with them.

Unfortunately, autistic individuals are often ridiculed or feared because of their unique behavior. There is no good reason for this to be the case. Respect, courtesy and kindness are what they deserve from us all.


Sarah said...

Very well said. I completely agree.

Dianne said...

Seems so simple doesn't it yet it is so hard to get there
thanks for always reminding us Bobbie

Unknown said...

My experience with high-functioning autistic people has been very positive. My current student is a delight. What a great kid.

Thanks for this reminder. I'm always meaning to do something on autism but I live with it daily at work and I'm not always able to separate that in my posts. I don't like to blog too intensively about work.

You never forget the important stuff, Bobbie.

Linda Murphy said...

Lovely reminder for us and thank you.