Dear Toronto City Councillor Doug Ford, as the father of a son with severe autism disorder, my son Conor pictured above, I want to reassure you that you needn't be so afraid of autistic kids. If you actually get to know any you may find they can even bring a smile to your day.
Doug Ford has stood by his comments that a group home for children and youth with autism is ruining his community. While his statement, as I said yesterday, is contemptible, and makes no sense, maybe inside that big, thug like appearance is just a scared little boy, little Doug Ford, terrified by autistic kids. As the father of a severely autistic son, I want to assure Doug that there is nothing to be scared of, those autistic kids, like my autistic son, will not hurt him. Don't be afraid Doug, don't be afraid.