Monday, April 05, 2010

Arthur



This morning in my area, PBS aired a new episode of Arthur about George (the moose who is also a ventriloquist) making friends with Carl, who has Asperger's. I have to admit, I got teary in places, especially when George pulled out the puzzle piece.

I can't explain how it feels to watch a tv show that's about my son. He is 7, and sometimes it feels like we've been living with this for a hundred years and now we finally know there are other kids like him and other parents dealing with what we have dealt with. When I watch Parenthood and see the parents in the convenience store looking for Max's special kind of chips, I know someone out there gets it.

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