The autistic and slow Are far blessed than we know,
For after life’s journey It’s heaven they’ll go.

They know only love Just lack hatred and sin,
They are “Earthly Angels” For Christ is within.

God flows through these children Like fountains of grace,
To remind us of compassion In a sweet, happy face.

For they have a mission And purpose on earth,
Just as did Jesus By death after birth.

Not taken as pity But a privilege so rare,
To nourish these little ones Placed in our care.

Many ask why Or search for a cure,
But acceptance of God’s will Gives strength to endure.

Rejoice to you who understand And help their special needs,
God’s great reward to you awaits For all your kindly deeds.

Brenda D’Eliseo 2001