Monday, April 29, 2013

Blue-Light Special: I've definitely been reading too much give and take this month about Autism Awareness vs. Autism Acceptance, blue lights as awareness-raising vs. blue lights as a small ridiculous gesture, because when I saw the Disability Scoop headline Neighbors Clash Over Blue Light Supporting Autism this morning, I automatically thought it was an ideological clash between two families of children with autism who approached advocacy differently. But no, it was just a nitpicky neighbor thinking a blue light on the garage looked tacky. Maybe I need to lay off with the special-needs-news reading for a while.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

New to this blogging,but like humour of your comment. Yesterday a young college girl approached my wife about inappropriate touching by our special needs 27 yr son. He touched her hair and looked like he was going to kiss wife had already witnessed his inappropriate hugging of another girl who knew him and said to my wife ' there,s nothing we can do about it.' Any advice apart from reviewing the the circles/sex program. Trying for a level of acceptance and respect for all parties.