Monday, November 18, 2013

An Open Letter to Autism Speaks

Written by Tim Tucker 

Originally published at Both Hands and a Flashlight

Dear Autism Speaks:

My child is not missing. He is right here. I just put him to bed a few minutes ago.

Nighttime is one of our most precious times together. I sing his favorite songs and say our ‘nighttime words’. Some may call it a script; I call it a holy liturgy.
When I am done, he gives me a quick kiss. Maybe he will go to sleep soon after; maybe he won’t. But I am there, and he is there with me. And neither of us are lost.

Continue reading at Both Hands and a Flashlight



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