In this episode, I spoke with Sam Mitchell; I learned what many of us need to know. It hit me like a ton of bricks when I asked Sam for his call to action for our listeners. His response to this question was quick and poignant! I consciously looked at the times when I did not understand a situation and gave it that god-awful stare. I never gave it a thought; I just kept doing what I was doing while thinking to myself, "Problems!" This was when I knew I still had problems with this type of behavior. I think we all do this unknowingly as we traverse our day. Let's take some time and reflect on how we see others in their time of trouble.
I learned in this conversation that I need to understand people in a much better, more educated way. I thought I understood what Autism was, but I found out I had very little knowledge of what Autism is.
We all see problems when someone is having what appears to us as a meltdown right in front of us. I never considered what was happening right before me as a sensory issue. This is the hit you like a ton of bricks moment.We all need to educate ourselves about others and the needs that surround each of us every day.
The power of education is critical. Let's educate ourselves about others!