An animated video has been circulating on the autism boards: Joshua Littman, a 12-year-old boy with Asperger’s syndrome, interviews his mother, Sarah.

Do yourself a favor and take four minutes to listen to the honest, simple and beautiful ways Sarah answers her son’s challenging questions like: “Have you ever lied to me?” and “Did I turn out to be the son you wanted when I was born?”


Joshua clearly has social challenges — you hear them every time he steps in with the next question a few seconds earlier than natural conversation demands. But it is the extraordinary mother/son relationship here that takes center stage, and there is nothing forced or unnatural about that.To read more about this video, check out the Q&A on StoryCorps and Vimeo.


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