Real conversation just now between Laini, my 11 year-old with Asperger’s/High Functioning Autism and me:
Laini: Mommy, you really care about Autism. I’m happy that you care so much.
Me: I care about you, so I care about Autism.
Laini: Yeah, when you care about someone, you care about something and if it’s something bad, you change it to make it better. Like colon cancer.
Austim-schmautism. Children who can figure that out at 11 will grow up to change the world.