This Mom’s Beautiful Song Reminds Us That Kindness Is All a Child on the Spectrum Really Needs
It’s incredible how music can speak to us in special ways. This powerful medium of art can make us cry, make us happy, and make us hope. It can calm us when we’re frustrated, energize us when we’re down, and make us see the world and other people in ways we never thought possible.
Luckily, there are wonderful people out there who are using the power of music to make real changes to people’s hearts and promote kindness and acceptance for people who often feel left out and misunderstood. Meg Ford, a mother of a child with autism and PANDAS (pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections), has written and recorded a beautiful song about the daily challenges that she faces and how her child is affected by the lack of kindness in the world around him.
In her beautiful song, Meg suggests that “Love is Where to Start.”
With words like…
The park can be a scary place for a child who can’t fit in
Never says or does the right things, they often laugh and point at him
…The song paints a vivid picture of the struggles that kids with autism may confront. The song makes an emotional appeal that compassion, kind words, and a smile may be all it takes to change the day of a child on the spectrum. You never know when one small act of kindness toward someone could really change not only their day but their whole life.