Everyone needs a dash of hope and inspiration at times. These are real life stories involving children with autism themselves, their parents and the public community, all of whom play their part in making the world a better place for individuals with autism.
A story of a
boy with autism who lost his collection of Angry Birds-themed Happy Meal toys
from McDonald’s, and receiving a surprise package in the mail after his mum
wrote into McDonald’s asking to purchase their old Happy Meal toys.
“Anyone who has a child with autism knows how
hard it is for them to take to new toys and it is very rare for them to find
something they love,” Duggan told the station. “To most people this would be a
stupid delivery to get, for my little boy it was like Christmas morning!!!
McDonald’s went above and beyond for my small man and I can’t thank them
“So there may not have been a cake in sight
today or a donkey pinned on my living room wall for that matter. But
that doesn’t mean he hasn’t had a nice day!
There was no flashing birthday badge pinned
to his school jumper or treat-sized chocolates for his classmates this
morning. But that’s OK! He woke up and his smile melted my heart. He
enjoyed his birthday croissants and a cup of tea while reading the texts from
his family, giggling at the lovely messages they had sent him.”
dedicated to not only save lives like he was trained to, but to go above and
beyond in caring for anyone in any way possible. His act of service is one that
“I believe you were an angel in the flesh
who was sent to us for a reason. You are the reason I was able to keep
breathing. Knowing my child was safe and not in pain allowed me to take
“You know what else you were
right about? That everything is going to be OK; that this is the first
step on a path that is going to good places for your son; and that the
struggles he has experienced were neither your fault nor his.”
A more than
inspiring story of a 5 year old non-verbal girl with autism helping her friends
out in class.
“The most unlikely child in the class had
taught them all a lesson that day. The child diagnosed with a communication
disorder actually showed them all how to communicate.”
“How do you know he loves you? Does he say
those three little words?
He doesn’t use his words, but he tells me he
loves me, a hundred times a day, in a hundred different ways. He tells me with
his eyes, when he wakes up and I’m the first person he sees. He smiles the faintest
of smiles, with his puffy morning-eyed slumber and I know I’m the luckiest
person in the world. I sneak in a snuggle and breathe in the smell of life from
the top of his head, and I wish I could cancel the world and stay in bed with
him all day.”