Saturday, April 12, 2014

It's Still Autism Awareness month

 It's been an enlightening week. We spent it with our little granddaughter who has ASD. She’s an amazing little girl with so much to contribute to this big world. Here are a few simple things she taught me while in her care this week. 

Be healthy, be clean, and rock your own style
(Getting your hair brushed perfectly, is not as important as brushing your own hair in your own way. We spend way much money and too many hours of our life worried about how the rest of the world perceives us.)

Be willing to adjust your point of view.
(Seeing the world from many perspectives can be done by adjusting the angle from which you view it.)

Eventually everything gets done.
(Obstacles can be overcome by breaking them down into doable steps.)

Sometimes there is comfort in knowing the outcome.
(I now know the beginning theme song from Jimmy Neutron ; I watched it 3,000 times this week.)

Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window. -Steve Wozniak
(It takes three grown adults to match the computer skills of one small child.)

Blood is not always thicker than water.
(There is something magically wonderful about playing in the water.)

No matter how old you get, jumping on a trampoline is still fun.
(Until the next day.)

Singing makes everything better.

(Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star, is a beautiful song when you sing it with a child under the night sky.)

Want to learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorder? Check out this book
  1. The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism
    Book by Naoki Higashida