1. M. Jeffry Spahr
    June 10, 2020 @ 7:52 am

    Thanks Carrie! I am White. My family is White. My son (Jack) is a Spectrum. I do everything I can to protect every color he has. I do not try to change any of the tints or hues. However I spend my life trying to help him live with, succeed and thrive with each color he possesses. It is hard. I get tired. I wake up and go back to it. By day I am the Attorney for a city in Connecticut. I represent the police officers in any litigation brought against them and the taxpayers ( who pay). I also work with the police to help them understand how to deal with an Autistic person should they run into them. We have special training sessions for our officers and I assist. In Connecticut we have a ‘blue envelope’ program to help the situation should an autistic person get pulled over by the police. I am afraid for my son. I worry that he will not drop the item in his hand if commanded to do so. I try to tell the police that this is no defiance, it is just that letting go of it might be hard for my son on the Spectrum.

    We need to understand that humans come in all colors -/ and we are all humans regardless of color.



    • terismyth
      June 22, 2020 @ 6:14 pm

      Thanks for all you do for the community Jeffry


  2. Janice K
    June 17, 2020 @ 5:55 pm

    One of your best, Carrie. Thank you.


  3. terismyth
    June 22, 2020 @ 6:20 pm

    I was also brought up in a primarily white neighborhood. I attended a Catholic School for my primary education, then attended a public high school. I had one friend who was black. She was nice and was in Tall Flags with me. We went on bus rides and had competitions and spent the nights at summer camps. The only thing that was different that I noticed was she had a lot of products that she used in her hair. I had never seen that before.

    My husband’s best friend is black. He is a good guy and was in my wedding. I attended his wedding 2 years ago. He married a white woman that had a grandson with autism. She is great and I’m so happy he found love at the age of 53 years old.

    I’m sad about what is going on with the police violence. I believe we are in a time of change. I have hope that Black Lives will matter more to everyone and they can live their lives without fear.

    Thanks for your blog Carrie



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