The Dallas Museum of Art is opening early on Feb. 26 just for families of kids with autism.
While it would be wonderful if the world would let our kids be among them without all the stares and the judgement, sometimes it's great to enjoy things like an art museum with your own kind. Some people in the arts world -- usually a patron, almost never an artist -- are extraordinarily intolerant.
I hope there is lots of overlap that day. After the two hours are up, and the regular patrons start coming in, they can feel that incredible, electric energy that comes with packing a bunch of our kids in a space and letting them be themselves and realize there is absolutely nothing to be afraid of.