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Yes, There are Autistic Wizards at Hogwarts

Chickenpig asked my daughter in the last post: “Do you think there is a place for an autistic wizard at Hogwarts?”  The ChickieNob gave this some thought, and then wrote this post as a response.  And hells yeah, I think she’s right.  I’m glad this turned out to be the first post by the ChickieNob on my blog.

Today also happens to be Harry Potter’s birthday, and I can’t think of a better tribute to the series than to have one child interpret the books for another child.  I may be biased, but I think the ChickieNob is pretty damn smart (I mean, the kid has interviewed the President), so if she says this is the way Hogwarts is, then this is the way Hogwarts is.  And if any bully ever tells your child differently, they’re just plain wrong.

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You asked if there was a place for someone with autism at Hogwarts, and this is the truth for anyone who wants to come to Hogwarts and has any type of what the Muggle world calls a “difference.”  If you notice, everyone at Hogwarts is a bit different than the person next to them.  Not in a bad way.  Just a different way.  For instance, the Weasleys are very poor and the Malfoys are very rich.  Also Harry is an orphan and Hermione has both parents.  There are Muggle-borns and Pure-bloods; and sometimes they are both friends, like Ron and Hermione.

Unlike most schools, Hogwarts accepts everybody as long as they have magic.  You don’t have to be a girl as you have to be at an all-girls school, or smart like you have to be to go to Harvard.

You just have to be you to go to Hogwarts.

I hope I see you there.

21 comments

1 Pepper { 07.31.14 at 8:06 am }

I could not love this more.

2 charlotte { 07.31.14 at 9:04 am }

We need more places like Hogwarts, and more people like Chickienob.

3 manymanymoons { 07.31.14 at 9:06 am }

Well, that is just brilliant. This should be posted on the door of every school, workplace, etc. everywhere…period!

4 Lori Lavender Luz { 07.31.14 at 9:32 am }

Simply awesome.

5 Cristy { 07.31.14 at 9:39 am }

Smiling after reading this. From the mouths of babes…

6 a { 07.31.14 at 9:45 am }

Fantastic.

7 trendyvulcan { 07.31.14 at 9:53 am }

Yes!! Preach it!

8 Mary { 07.31.14 at 10:05 am }

This is so beautiful. Please let her know that a little boy named Ben and his mama are thrilled to hear this news, and thank her for her generosity of spirit.

9 Arwen { 07.31.14 at 10:43 am }

Well she is just fabulous.

10 Peg { 07.31.14 at 11:44 am }

So very awesome.

11 Serenity { 07.31.14 at 11:53 am }

Best post ever. I love this… on so many levels.

xoxo

12 Mrs T (missohkay) { 07.31.14 at 12:40 pm }

Empathy is cool, and she has a ton of it.

13 Chickenpig { 07.31.14 at 3:33 pm }

Love, love, love!!! Thank you, chickienob! 🙂

Maybe the ghosts double as one on one para professionals? 😉

14 Chickenpig { 07.31.14 at 3:36 pm }

PS It is my daughter’s birthday today, too. All this time and I never realized she shares a birthday with someone so special. 🙂

15 torthuil { 07.31.14 at 4:28 pm }

That’s fantastic. Thank you Chickienob.

16 Queenie { 07.31.14 at 8:18 pm }

Love!

17 Lisa { 07.31.14 at 8:26 pm }

You are a wise, wise girl, Chickienob!

18 Tiara { 07.31.14 at 9:51 pm }

What an amazing young woman you are raising. Good on you & Josh!

ChickieNob-so very well said. You are the type of girl I want my daughter to look up to

19 Aerotropolitan Comitissa { 08.01.14 at 2:08 am }

Great response – spot on.

20 Mommy-At-Last { 08.01.14 at 4:32 am }

That is one smart girl you have there. That is so perfect. I wish more people would accept that they just have to be themselves and that other people just have to be themselves. One very smart cookie.

21 Mangofeeesh { 08.08.15 at 5:36 pm }

While it is very nice to say this, those differences you mentioned do not have major affects on how people learn, and there is more to the issue of whether or nit a nerodivergant student can go to a school then just if they would be accepted. There is also the issue if whether or nit the school is capable of teaching them.

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