My friend sent me a link for this blog and I've been repeating this amazing analogy for understanding and explaining Autism to kids (people! everyone!) for a couple of weeks now. This mom went to her son's classroom to talk to the kids about why her son was a little different and how they could be friends with him. Her story about toasters and hair dryers is funny, eye-opening and easy to understand. I dare you to read just one post and not click through to the entire series!
MOM Not Otherwise Specified: A hair dryer kid in a toaster-brained world