No matter how much we put into Autism Awareness or whatever the Hell you want to call it now, in many cases, it’s just not going to work. People are never going to understand until their lives have been touched by it.
That’s not something we should blame them for either because the reality is that things like this are notoriously difficult to understand, without intimate, first hand knowledge or experience. Frankly, even then it’s still confusing.
Here’s the thing. I’m not advocating that we stop trying, I just think we should take a different approach.
Let’s make this as simplistic as possible because it doesn’t have to be complicated and honestly, I think that’s what we’re doing.
The bottom line is this.
While Autism is difficult to understand, how you should treat someone with Autism isn’t. It’s as simple as donating a smile or showing compassion, kindness, love and respect to someone touched by it.
Truthfully, if we all took that approach to life, the world at large would be a better place.