Zoom Autism Magazine Issue 2 - Page 38

The Magic Mirror represents a place for women to see their true reflections, the way others see them, and to realize that they are, indeed, ENOUGH just the way they are. Photos Courtesy of TheMrs.com Andra: The mirror would definitely validate all of those parents who constantly face the daily challenges of taking care of their special needs children, showing them that they are absolutely ENOUGH! In fact, I know it’s hard to realize in moments of self-doubt and other challenging circumstances that we are doing all we can, but I’m sure those children believe their parents are the best ever and will always be enough for them. 38 Zoom Autism Through Many Lenses Zoom: And if we turned that magic mirror now toward all the autistic individuals who may also wonder the same question, “Am I enough?” what would the mirror say to them? Andra: First, the mirror will ask the person in front of it a simple question: “How do you feel when you look in the mirror?” After that, each person’s experience is unique. The mirror might