I am angry. VERY ANGRY. 1 in 88 people in America has a diagnosis of Autism and yet this still happens??? How could they do this?
I understand that not everyone would react in a similar way as these crew members, but I am horrified at their ignorance. I am also aware that the crew’s priority at times like this is to diffuse the situation (if it escalated) in a calm manner. One may argue that they did so by giving the girl some hot food, but they should have left it there. They should not have landed the plane and kicked the family out ‘just in case’ the girl had a meltdown. This is utterly disrespectful. The crew members should be punished for this.
This highlights the fact that people do need to be more aware of what Autism is, how it manifests and how to interact with people who are diagnosed with it.
Today’s Daily Prompt asked: You’re embarking on a year-long round-the-world adventure and can only take one small object with you to remind you of home. What do you bring along for the trip?
I have always felt that everyone should not be classed as a citizen of any country. Rather, we should all be classed as citizens of the world. We should be free to travel and live anywhere we want without the unnecessary paperworks. Won’t that be nice? We could call the whole world our home!
Having lived in different countries, I probably have a very different definition of home compared to others. My ‘home’ is wherever my loved ones are. If they are coming with me to the trip, I do not need to bring anything. But in any case, I would not bring anything with me. I have a pretty reliable memory which would provide me everything I would need to remind me of ‘home’. The connections and emotional attachments that I have made with my friends, family, colleagues and students cannot be replaced by any object.