Thursday, November 29, 2012

Joshua and Sarah Littman: "Q&A" from StoryCorps

My friend showed me this recently...

This is what I love about being open about your child's autism diagnosis... friends are always on the lookout for links and news and articles. It's wonderful.

Watch and be moved by this actual conversation between a mother and her son, who has an Asperger's diagnosis.

Joshua Littman, a 12-year-old boy with Asperger's syndrome, interviews his mother, Sarah. Joshua's unique questions and Sarah's beautiful, unguarded answers demonstrate a beautiful relationship - and makes you so happy to be a parent of a special needs child, or otherwise.

Wasn't that wonderful to watch?

Oh, and if you're wondering about the different accents between mother and son, here's why:

"Hi - this is Josh's Mom. The reason is that he was born in the UK and I'm American. Even though he moved here, he kept his accent. It is apparently more common with children with Aspergers. These days (he's now 19) people think he is Canadian or sometimes Australian, which he finds really amusing."

What kind of conversations do you have with your child with autism?