Autism Around Us: Before Commenting, Try Walking in Our Shoes
EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a copy of a letter sent to a Boston
radio station on which a topic of conversation was related to children
on “leashes.” In response to the exchange, the mother of an autistic
child writes, “Most of us need them because we are good parents ...
Hopefully if you feel the way this man did, I can change your
perspective a little.”
I don’t usually write emails to radio stations, in fact I think this is
the first time that I have done so. I also try not to let what I hear on the radio bother me. But this morning I did hear something and it
just wouldn’t be right if I didn’t comment on it.
I am referring to one of the listeners’ comment about parents with kids
on leashes and that they should be able to control their children