By Kim Stagliano
Our good friend Lin Wessels and her son Sam have barnstormed Iowa to meet and greet the GOP candidates. Below, Sam asks them what he or she will do for autism as President. We need to do something like this at every event. Ask tough questions. Demand hard answers. When people see my girls, spend a few moments with them, the disconnect of their age and beauty compared to their ability to speak and interact makes grown men weep. I kid you not. The glossing over of the real hardship of autism, even by the well meaning, has contributed to the lack of alarm Anne Dachel writes about every day. Despite the difficulty, bring your kids to meet the political candidates at every chance. Hold up a sign, holler at the top of your lungs, plunk yourself in front of a TV camera. It gets easier every time. We can make a difference. Let the children lead the way.
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