Well I thought I was in a blogging funk and then a fellow autism mom told me the story of her daughter being excluded from Girl Scouts and lit a fire under my writing butt. I then told the story to Ashlyn because it helps her to hear that these things happen to other kids too. If I thought my fire was lit, well then I might as well have handed Ashlyn a blow torch. She was FURIOUS and said “Mom, I’m ready to writing on your blog again, start typing.” So I did, I may have made it to her third sentence before tears…
My mom told me about a girl with autism that got excluded from Girls Scouts in her school. This makes me really mad. It is more of a loss for the Girls Scouts than it is for the family because they miss out on a lot and it is wrong.
I don’t know the Girl Scout leader but if I could talk to her I would tell her that she is missing out on all these things:
4. A good friend for the girls
5. Someone who will never be a bully
6. Seeing her light up when she gets new opportunities
7. Treating people the way that she wants to be treated
8. Teaching the other girls how to be kind
I would tell the mom of the girl who was excluded to keep trying until she can get her girl into something that makes her happy. I know how it feels to be excluded from something that I love. I wish it didn’t happen to other people. I would tell the girl with autism that it is going to be okay. This is just another obstacle that you have to overcome. It doesn’t matter what is on the outside it matters what is on the inside. There are people like me who will like you no matter what and I think you will find them.
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