Kalamazoo, Michigan– Colin is a young boy with Asperger’s Syndrome. This year he told his mother that there would be no point in throwing a birthday party as he doesn’t have any friends to invite. He also added that all of the kids at school “don’t like me” and “make fun of me,” Kristen Skladd of abc15.com reports.
Colin’s mother then decided to use Facebook to help and created a “Happy Birthday Colin.” page. Autism Daily Newscast covered a similar story earlier this week here, about a young boy with autism in Massachusetts, so is this a growing trend?
Colin’s Facebook page reads:
“I am Colin’s mom, I created this page for my amazing, wonderful, challenging son who is about to turn 11 on March 9th. Because of Colin’s disabilities, social skills are not easy for him, and he often acts out in school, and the other kids don’t like him. So when I asked him if he wanted a party for his birthday, he said there wasn’t a point because he has no friends. He eats lunch alone in the office everyday because no one will let him sit with them, and rather than force someone to be unhappy with his presence, he sits alone in the office. So I thought, if I could create a page where people could send him positive thoughts and encouraging words, that would be better than any birthday party. Please join me in making my very original son feel special on his day.”
So far the page has had over 1.6 million likes from all over the world.
Colin’s 11th Birthday is on March 9 and is when Colin’s mother will reveal the page to him.
You can wish Colin a “Happy Birthday” on the Facebook page here.
The original article on the abc15.com website can be read here