There is always more room for talent! Autistic talent is out there! When you see it , enjoy it, praise it and share it!! Self esteem is great medicine! Best of all it is FREE and EASY to give!! No prescriptions or appointments!! There are creative ways to group up and give our kids doses of it!! The perfect GIFT!! SERIOUSLY! Join forces, group up with friends , family, other parents & their friends/ family etc. and start your games, galleries and studios ! Have FUN with it! Autistic Kids play, create and rock!! We need places and ways for them to do this. The experience Wyatt and I had with “A~League baseball” has me convinced! Sports, Art, & Music- used to have fun while building self esteem is a major key and door! The whole ‘ package’ if you will!!
So…this Holiday Season as you contemplate ’packages’ for your Autistic loved ones …think BIG! Plan something beneficial they can participate in year round!! We all know how insignificant “gifts” actually are to the majority of spectrum kids! My son never wants to unwrap most gifts. Many times he is more interested in the packaging of what finally does get unwrapped! lol…until I figured out that a trampoline, a swing and a squishy ball will “do the trick!” Each kid has his or her OWN unique combo. If you have’nt figured it out yet…YOU WILL~~ lol!! Gift giving. It used to be so important, so stressful. So NOT what it was intended to be about! Giving should be free and easy…uncomplicated. People get so caught up in it all. Making sure everyone has the best item. A competiton of sorts. Mom’s and Dad’s waiting in lines to garner the year’s hot ticket seller! Those days have been long released by me. I am not a part of that world! Yay!! It truly is liberating to not even have to try and keep up with the Jones’. Autism has shifted so many of my perceptions about people and materialism. It was and is a grand eye-opener. A simpler, purer way of being. No pretenses and no pressure.
In it’s own way~A Perfect GIFT!!