The symbol of autism awareness is a puzzle piece. It is a perfect symbol as it is truly a puzzle. Not just the "what" of autism, or dealing with the behaviors, but sometimes just trying to understand the thought process, or figuring out what a trigger was, so that a situation can be more manageable the next time. It is baffling often, exhausting many times, and I worry for Chet's future frequently.
For some reason, wearing the dashiki was magical. He was mugging for the camera and posing in ways I have never seen him do.