“Because even though he can’t say it, he wants to be included.
He wants a voice, that, at the moment, he doesn’t have.
And he needs help to find his voice.”
MAWT’s original founding members have children with a wide spectrum of diagnosis that make them not typical. Many fall within the Autism spectrum. Every now and then an article is shared on the internet that has universal truths. How our children live with daily challenges and the impacts of wind turbines brought us together as wind turbines invaded our most personal of spaces- our homes. We continue to advocate for ourselves and communities by making our voices heard. Most importantly we are the voices for our children. When you read the following article- it is hoped it helps illustrates how silent voices can be made to be heard. Mothers Against Wind Turbines (MAWT) continues to demand action to preserve and protect health and battle for all children to live in a safe environment.
Autistic Son Tries To Answer Homework Question, But When Dad Takes A Second Look His Heart Breaks.
By: John Starling. September 25, 2016
For those of you who don’t know, my youngest son, Christopher, is on the autistic spectrum. I went to his back to school night on Thursday and took a picture of one of his projects displayed on the wall, one of many cute little cards that all the kids in his class had filled out. It asked him to list his favorite foods, sport, TV shows etc.
I took the picture hurriedly, and didn’t notice all the answers he had filled out at that time. It was only after I got home that something stood out upon closer review.
Do you guys remember, a couple of weeks ago, the massive amount of press that the Florida State Football player got when he sat down at the lunch table with an autistic boy that was eating alone? That player didn’t know the boy was on the autistic spectrum when he sat down with him…he just saw a boy eating lunch all by himself and decided to join him. A teacher snapped a picture of the moment and it went viral. That’s what made the story great….it wasn’t staged…it was just a real moment of human kindness….
Something that wasn’t right was fixed, and tied up neatly with a pretty little bow of kindness and understanding.