Thursday, April 30, 2009


Yes, apparently now Yoko Ono has jumped on the autism bandwagon. Go HERE to read the article published by the BBC. Not sure how I totally feel about this. I mean on one hand it is great that she is supporting the cause, but, Yoko Ono?? Why not someone who is more affiliated with autism?? How about someone who has first hand knowledge?? There was one quote in the article that bugged me.

Once the solution for autism is discovered, we will see the sky shimmering in its original beauty, with no holes.

Well, I see my son in his original beauty WITH autism. He has no "holes". And no, to this date, Nick is not what people call "high functioning", and I still believe he is wonderful.

I know I am not the only person who thinks that once the solution for autism is found, the world will be at an injustice. Kids like Nick are not wanted by the general public. They are not part of that "Perfect family vision". Imagine how many fetuses will be aborted when the parents hear the words "Your baby will be autistic". I admit, autism is no easy thing to deal with sometimes. But what I have found is that a little humor can go a long way. In a way, autism is freeing. I mean, who has not wondered how far an object will fly if it gets hit with the ceiling fan? We know. Socks can fly across the room, so can hats. Shoes, on the other hand, tend to just hit with a "THWACK" and then land about two feet further. I mean really. Us "social people" have not given the world much when you think about it. Possibly because we are too busy yapping our mouths rather than trying to create things. We worry too much what people will think of us if we don't. I dare everyone to, just for one day, do whatever pops into your heads at the moment. Whether it be dancing on your tip toes, jumping up and down in the store, running just to feel the breeze on your face, or gazing at a ceiling fan(and just for some real fun, throw a sock at the ceiling fan!). Get in touch with your inner autistic, and tell me if it's a bad thing.

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