6-year-old girl’s powerful letter to classmate calling her autistic brother ‘weird’ goes viral
A 6-year-old girl is being celebrated after her passionate letter to a classmate calling her 9-year-old autistic brother “weird” has gone viral.
On Oct. 10, Sophie Camilleri published a photo of her daughter Lex’s moving written response to her classmate making fun of her brother. After recently joining her school’s student council, she decided to write the letter to raise awareness of autism at her school.
After recently joining her school’s student council, she decided to write the letter to raise awareness of autism at her school.
The full letter reads:
Last week a child at Lex’s school came up to her and said ‘Your brother is weird’ 😔 Lex told the child that her brother has Autism, but the child didn’t know what this was.
This left Lex really upset, but from this she said she wanted to make a change, she wanted to talk about ‘Disability Awareness In Schools’ in her next School Council Meeting, so she wrote a letter (with a little help from me with the spellings) which she handed in last Thursday.
Im so very proud that Lex has this view and wants to change the way other children view others with disabilities. She is only 6 years old and is already part of the school council, wanting to make this change.
The National Autistic Society posted her story on Facebook, lending support and asking others if they could relate.
In two weeks, the post has more than 24,000 likes, 27,799 shares and 1,300 comments.