From Kate Wilde: Picture this: A small boy with Autism, his short brown hair sticking up right in the middle of his head. Beautiful dark eyes, so silent and graceful as he moves around the room. He focuses on his plasticine, rolling and rolling, creating and creating. He rolls one ball then another, then another and before you know it he has created a “wild thing”, the beginning of a detailed scene from the book, “Where the Wild Things Are.”
Half way through this he gets up, effortlessly and gracefully hops across the room, does what looks like an arabesque and then a cartwheel. He balances on the very edge of the slide, stays still for a moment, and ever so softly whispers “bottles and boxes”, then leaps to the floor and carries on his dance. Like a gymnastic wowing the judges with a beautiful floor routine.
Then back to his “Wild Thing” creation.
What grace, what magic, what beauty and richness resides in this boys world.
In gratitude for every child I get to meet here at the Autism Treatment Center of America.
With love for your child’s world.