Today hubby and I were asked to be in a video that would be used to solicit possible donors to finance the Autism Project, through the University of Texas. Like so many other states, the budget is being slashed, due to a deficit, and funding probably won’t be there next year. Considering Texas is already at the bottom of the list for disabled services, it’s kind of a big deal.
But still, if you want people to fund your program, why would you pick the two of us? Here’s a still shot of us:
Me: “Hey, uh, huh huh, there’s no money for autistic kids.”
Hubs: “Yeah, no money.”
Me: “Yeah, and if they don’t get some money, all they have left is just the county provider teaching social skills to kids with autism with just a counselor and the kid. Huh, huh, huh, no other kids.”
Hubs: “Yeah, they’re gonna teach social skills to just one kid. Huh, huh, huh, huh, no wonder those kids don’t know how to be social.
Me: “Yeah, they’re dumbasses. But next year they won’t have any money, so they’ll have to teach those kids with no counselor, so they’ll just use sticks and rocks.”
Hubs: “Yeah, I love to rock out to Styx. ROCK ON!!”
Me: “You’re such a dumbass, cornholio!!”
Let’s hope they have some other parents with more thoughtful, constructive dialogue to raise the money they need. The Autism Project really is the one bright spot in a system that is shamefully, embarrassingly nonexistent for people with disabilities. The legislators of Texas have turned their back on the disabled population, especially for the low-income population.
Welcome to Texas. Hope you’re not disabled, ya’ll.