Autism & Caleb
Today is the last day of April, and the last day of Autism Awareness Month.
I didn't post this month as much as I would have wanted to, but all that does is remind me that creating autism awareness doesn't (and can't, and shouldn't) only happen once a month.
Last year I created a video of Caleb in order to give a better understanding of autism in general. This year I wanted to do something different, and make a video that was just of Caleb from this last year.
I wanted to give a bigger picture of him as a young man who is living daily with his "Adventures in Autism" (as I often call it!).
This video doesn't show our daily struggles, or Caleb's meltdowns. It doesn't talk about the sensory issues a child with autism has, the special diet, or the communication barriers we fight through.
This is a video of how beautiful, sweet, and amazing Caleb is. It's a year of photos (and some videos) that lets you get to know Caleb as he learns and grows and makes my life (and the lives of many people around him) much, much better!
Caleb choose the song for this video, it's by Imagine Dragons, and it's called, "On Top Of The World".
I hope you take the 4 minutes to watch this, and to let Caleb and his brilliant smile make your day a little better. :)
Autism awareness is about getting to know the people with autism. Yes, it's also about knowing the struggles they deal with, but the "symptoms" are listed and can be found in many people with autism. If you want to really know about autism, let yourself get to know someone with it. It will change your life. Caleb has changed mine.
5/1/2015 10:39:49 am
What a wonderful video!
5/14/2015 11:21:57 pm
Aww, thanks Val!
5/7/2015 02:07:24 am
5/14/2015 11:22:30 pm
Yes he is! :)
5/7/2015 08:53:36 am
Amazing video! Samuel has learned such a lot from having Caleb in his class, his sister also had a child with autism in her class in elementary school and I have to agree with the last line of the blog, it has changed their lives - their understanding of kids who may see things differently from them and has also taught them to accept the friendship they offer on the level it is offered.
5/14/2015 11:26:34 pm
Thanks for sharing that, it's really an encouragement! It makes my heart happy to know that people are getting to know Caleb. I like what you said about learning to accept friendship at the level it is offered, that is an important life lesson.
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