Open­ing Doors for My Autis­tic Son

Reader's Digest - - Letters - DIANA DICKRADER, Holts Sum­mit, Mis­souri EMILEE JASKOWIAK, Spring­field, Ohio

Ju­dith New­man has a gift for ex­plain­ing the grip­ping love, fears, and hopes each of us with an autis­tic child in the fam­ily shares. As she wrote of Gus, who clearly would be best friends with my grand­son, Ai­dan, I kept think­ing, That’s it! That’s how I feel! Ms. New­man, thank you for be­ing the ar­tic­u­late voice many of us lack. Much love to you and your fam­ily. This story about Gus has re­ally blown my mind. I am autis­tic and work at a com­mu­nity job. I feel sorry for him that he was fired from his job. Peo­ple with autism need to be treated fairly. I hope Gus finds a job where he will be treated fairly and be able to keep it.

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