Mother defends autistic child when parents stop their kids from playing with him
As hard as it is for an autistic child to manage at school, it is equally hard for a parent dealing with the situation. While it is natural for mothers of children with special needs to defend them, one mom decided to take one step further.
Nicole Duggan an Irish woman and the mother of Riley, a three year old autistic boy decided to do something about the fact that she found other parents hesitant towards her son. Riley doesn’t speak much and is easily agitated by emotional triggers. In order to make him more acceptable at school, this mother writes a powerful letter addressed to parents explaining about the relationship between she and her autistic son.
1 My little boy is just like your child too
She starts off her letter about her little boy saying “My little boy is just like your child, he loves to dance, he loves to be cuddled, he cries when he falls, and he adores Mickey Mouse. He is however “wired differently.”
She explains how the small things normal kids take for granted are challenges instead to Riley and he finds it hard to cope with them. Even normal sights and sounds may be difficult for him to handle. She then explains who her letter is addressed to.