Thursday, January 26, 2012


Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, to all the souls you can, in every place you can, at all the times you can, with all the zeal you can, as long as ever you can.

-John Wesley

Dear Fellow First Grade Parent,

Our son has Autism and spends part of his day, with an aide in your son's First Grade class. The rest of the day he spends in a self-contained class with other children like him. Given his communication impairments, we do not really know much about what happens with him at school, or how he feels about it. We get daily reports from the teachers that give us a small glimpse into what his day is like.  But a lot is unknown to us. The other day we received a note that said when our son entered the first grade class your son went out of his way to say "hello" to him. Almost always, our son will not respond to a "hello" without an adult prompting him specifically what to say. However, the other day, he responded to your son on his own with a "Hi Dominic." It might be hard to imagine, but that response from him is truly amazing. Hearing about that simple event lit up our entire house and put smiles on all of our faces. Upon further inquiry, we learned that your son often goes out of his way to befriend our little man, which is no easy task. Clearly, your son has had a tremendous positive impact on our little boy!

We just wanted to let you know that which we are sure you already know, you have a special little boy on your hands and he has brought happiness to our family just by being himself.


The Little Man's Mom & Dad

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Leanne. Thank you for the kind words. We tried to find a way to share this with you several weeks ago, with no luck. I am glad you were able to see this and know the positive impact Dominic has made on Andrew. It touches our hearts as well!