Girl With Autism Thinks Up Invention to Fix Her Heartbreaking Problem
A little girl with autism has come up with a solution to the heartbreaking problem of having a hard time making friends.
Katherine Vasquez, 8, lives in Mission Hills, California. Like a lot of children with autism, she sometimes finds it hard to make friends. That’s why when she had a school assignment called “My Invention,” she decided she would invent a “Friend Robot.”
Katherine wrote out her idea, and her mother, Raquel Vasquez, shared it on the Autism Speaks Facebook page.
The assignment read:
Inventions are important because they help people around the world. One day I will make a friend robot. I am making it because I want a friend. It is made of metal. The friend robot will cost one dollar. I will use the robot. I will help it. I will sell it at home.
When Vasquez asked Katherine why would she sell her robots for only a dollar, Katherine said that way everyone could have a friend.
Vasquez says Katherine has one friend at school but the 8-year-old wishes she had more. She also says her daughter is bullied on a daily basis.