Uploaded:  6/9/09

Author:  Damond Barnhart
Helping Kids with Autism
by Damond Barnhart
6th grader

As I was growing up, I understood Autism in kids.  When I was in first through fourth grade, I helped kids like this at Meadowdale Elementary.  Then I moved to California and helped at Kelseyville Elementary for fifth grade.  Then I moved back and went to Brier Elementary and helped them in sixth grade.  So, I understand.

I feel so badly for the kids with Autism.  So many people laugh and make fun of them, and it just makes me want to cry.  People don't understand that they have feelings too, and it's so sad.