Friday, April 29, 2011

come dance with Me

Flipping over April on the wall calendar closes ‘Autism Awareness’ month and May welcomes the ‘Prom Season’, but what if … they are the same thing?

Awareness campaigns can be overwhelming and sometimes lost in it all is that people of all abilities can and do celebrate and enjoy who they are.

Join me for a 50 second peek into a special education prom co-hosted by nine local high schools while J & T stayed with us here and autism was a whole lot more than an awareness month.
Shelves could be filled with books about challenges and likewise the tireless effort of parents, teachers, schools, benevolent organizations, volunteers and local businesses to create opportunity regardless of ability.

Yet maybe the Persian poet, Hāfez, writing way back in the 14th Century said it simplest and best.

The God Who Only Knows Four Words

Has known God,
Not the God of names,
Not the God of don'ts,
Not the God who ever does anything weird,

But the God who only knows four words
And keeps repeating them, saying:
"Come dance with Me."


Caregivingly Yours, Patrick Leer 
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  1. That was such an uplifting video to see everyone be able to experience prom like that! It is refreshing to see others reach out to make an enjoyable experience to all!!


  2. I love the quote, Patrick. "Come dance with me."


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