As the kids and I walked through the row of different groups, I saw a great support system; a family so to speak with a very important common goal. I saw kind hearted individuals making these kids feel special, not only the kids with autism, but every kid that came to the carnival. Between the prizes, the bounce houses and the games and food, these kids were treated like royalty, like a family. Each person working the event was compassionate and kind, patient and welcoming and so very great. Any way you shape it, this event was a dream come true for this dad and I have a great deal of appreciation to have been lucky enough to be a part of it. I am very grateful for the support system that we have.
Driving home I thought a lot about the great opportunity we have to touch lives and to improve the awareness of our community to the facts of autism. Last week we talked to our sons class about autism only to receive some of the most touching (and funny) letters from the kids telling us what they learned from our talk. Today, I thought about the conversations I had with a few of the groups about the things
we are doing and how I would like to work with them to spread the news of the projects they are working on. I see what a great opportunity we all have, each and every one of us, by simply sharing our story, sharing our vision and fostering cooperation in the name of awareness. Let’s talk to anyone and
everyone we can, tell our stories and share our goal. The more we talk, the louder our voice and the more acceptance we pass on to each and every one of our children as they grow to adults. After everything is said and done, it’s about our kids, let’s continue to make a difference for their legacy.