Autism Acceptance Every Day

My daughter has a best friend.

They are the same age, are in the same classes, and have many of the same interests. They enjoy FaceTime-ing each other sometimes and texting other times. They both love smiling, dancing, and playing games.

My daughter and her best friend celebrate each other on birthdays and every day. They are both huggers and are missing hugs during this pandemic. They both bring joy to others and will certainly make you smile in their presence.

There are a few differences between them, too. For example, my daughter’s best friend has Autism, while my daughter does not. Differences are good. Diversity makes our relationships and our lives better.

And wouldn’t the world be a better place if everyone accepted each other’s differences like these amazing girls?

The answer is yes. Yes, it would be for sure.


*EDITED TO ADD: Photo shared with permission 💙