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(Nearly) A year of Skycats (my monthly comic for Emirates Airlines Open Skies magazine)
— (via the-psycho-cutie)
So this is my baby cousin Eric. I think if him more as a younger brother though because of how much time I spend with him. When Eric was about 2 he was diagnosed with autism. Autism effects him in many ways, he has to go to a special school, he has tantrums over things people without autism wouldn’t think twice about, and his social skills are very undeveloped. He’s quick to say that everyone is his best friend and all he wants is a hug, even at times where it’s not quite appropriate. But despite all this, he is the smartest, kindest, most gentle kid I’ve ever been around. He’s welcoming to everyone and is smarter than any 6 year old I’ve ever met. But Eric gets bullied, I know kids his age don’t understand the way he is but that’s what today is all about. Raising awareness and compassion for people with autism. I have heard of too many kids being bullied because of this and it needs to stop. Yeah Eric is a little different, but in my opinion that’s what makes him so amazing. Eric just wants to be friends with everybody, he doesn’t judge anyone by race, sex, age, anything! And that is one of the most amazing qualities I know. So today, I want everyone reading this to make sure that if they ever see anyone being laughed at or treated badly because of autism or any other reason they might be different, you end it. Stand up for the people that can’t stand up for themselves. Especially little kids like Eric.
Autism is not a flaw. Sure it can make life a little harder and we don’t categorize people who have autism as “normal” but kids like Eric are some of the kindest most amazing people I have ever met. I hope that one day everyone will have a better understanding of autism and bullying can stop.
Love you Eric, and I always will 💙
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