Randa's Story: Mum makes a plea after her son on the autism spectrum is bullied
My son Richard has autism. I can now make this statement easily, it just rolls out; but there were times in the past that it would catch in my throat.
Randa Halberih is a mother of 2 from Sydney. Her autistic son, Richie experienced a heartbreaking bullying incident at schood and instead of calling the school, she attempted to speak directly with his peers. Together with her daughter Emily, they created a video that very night. The video seemed to hit a nerve.
Emails of support, empathy and encouragement clogged her inbox and they even won the NOVA Focus on Ability Short Film Award.
In her video they challenge the wider community to be kinder to autistic children and also to their families. They ask the community to make a conscious effort and take up the challenge to make a ripple that can change the world if only for just one child.