The Autism Question that Blew My Mind

The Autism Question that Blew My Mind

I’m not one to express my feelings as most men are. One day last week my 12 year son was in bed getting ready to go to sleep. I went to check on him and his little brother. The younger son was out like a light. He had ABA therapy and was pooped. As I made my way into my older boy’s room I saw the light was still on. I opened the door thinking he may have forgot to turn of the light. Instead, he was laying in bed with a look of confusion like I’ve never saw before. I asked him if he was o.k.? He replied yes dad just thinking. So, I asked him what he was thinking about? He said that Friday in science class they studied the moon landing. He went on for a bit explaining what he learned that day. He looked at me with the most serious expression on face I’ve ever saw. He said “Dad, if we can send a man on the way back in 1969, why in 2014 can scientist not find a cure to autism?” He went on to say that their not even sure what causes it? Well, I was at a loss for words. I said something to the effect that with research and education the future will unlock the puzzle. I have to say sometimes kids can make more logical sense then adults with multiple collage degrees.


2 thoughts on “The Autism Question that Blew My Mind”

  1. Great post! Sometimes the most perplexing challenges need the clarity of youth to answer. Your post made me think of the story about the truck that got lodged under a bridge/overpass because it exceeded the designated clearance. The way the story goes all kinds of engineers and first responders were scratching there heads as to how they would dislodge the trapped truck for sometime when a young boy comes up and says to someone, “Why don’t you just let the air out the tires?” So simple…perhaps it’s the same with autism.


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