Autism Sibling Wins Northern Virginia Reflections 2009 Literature Award
Posted Feb 20 2010 12:00am
Managing Editor's Note: An Age of Autism reader named Allison T. sent us this lovely poem by her daughter. Congratulations, Carolyn, on winning the Northern Virginia Award of Excellence for Literature. You're a wonderful little sister to Jackson.
My brother Jackson inspired me to write a poem. He has autism and I think that makes him beautiful because he is different from other 10 year old boys. And being different is beautiful. I always feel safe with him around because he is not a bully. He does not pick on me like most older brothers or boys do. He is kind to me. He makes me happy and plays with me. I trust him to always love and care for me. He has a good heart.
A brother named Jackson Understands the way things work Tells his feelings Is always respectful Special to me Makes great movies on his video camera
Is not a bully So kind
Before I was born he did not have autism Every time I show up, he is happy Always nice to little kids Usually he doesn’t need help with work Tells the truth Is in control of himself Follows directions Unbelievable kid Listens to music once and he can copy it by heart