Reaching Out

I came across an article about Florida State University football player Travis Rudolph. While visiting a middle school in Tallahassee he noticed a young boy sitting alone in the lunch room. The boy has ASD. Rudolph sat down and joined a him for lunch. Here is the link to the article: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/09/01/florida-football-player-befriends-autistic-boy-at-lunch.html. For children on the Autism Spectrum, reaching out and making new friends is not a skill that comes naturally as it does for other people. Most students with ASD live a very isolated existence. Their peers are often hesitant to interact with them because of their social quirks. Travis Rudolph's actions are a model for us all to reach out to those who are different. I might even become a Florida State fan….