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Alex, mason's dad, is working at a Hilton hotel in New Jersey.
He just started working there in May as a front desk manager and made his friends and what have you.
He even has basketball games every Thursday as his "guys night".
Anywho, He told me yesterday at dinner that one of his co workers is an 18 years old with Autism.
He is a bell boy making 12 an hour plus tips!
He is socially awkward but he warmed up to Alex and the kid told Alex how he "had" autism but "cured" himself.
After alex told him how Mason our 4 years old has autism and thinks autism makes him [mason] the coolest person because of it LOL, the kid opened up to alex more and says he tells people he's "cured" because he gets made fun of [which made me so sad!]
Alex told his co worker not to ever be ashamed of what makes him so amazing and unique. Since that talk the kid has joined Alex's basketball team and the co workers have a better undertanding of "the weird kid" who is now called by his name Mikey.
It gave me so much hope that Mason and all ASD, Aspi kids have a chance to have such a great paying job and lead as much as a normal everyday life.
Mikey even met mason and they are too funny together. mason talks ALOT when he is around Mike. I think Mike would be great at a YMCA or something advocating with other ASD kids. He seems to be more confident since meeting Mason and hearing alex's advice.
Alex told me he will make sure our child will NEVER feels diffrent or ashamed despite other people's judgement. We can't control other's actions, but even teaching others about autism can help change views.
I'm proud of my honey for sharing Mason's story with his co worker and Mikey has helped me boost my hope and faith mase can lead a wonderful life!
I wanted to share!