I was diagnosed at a young age and went through the special education system in public schools. Family is incredibly important to me as I grew up in a large supportive family. I enjoy being outside in nature and arts and crafts.View all posts
It Starts With Me
Autism awareness and acceptance starts with me. Being aware of my own autism and accepting it helps me be kinder and more accepting of other people’s differences.
- Autism acceptance and awareness is the first step toward making the world more accepting of differences of all kinds.
- I am grateful for my autism diagnosis since it means I’m not just quirky by myself or different and alone. It means that I belong to a larger group that shares similar characteristics.
- I find having an autism diagnosis encouraging since I can look towards other people who have autism like me and have been successful.
- Having autism gives me the freedom to define my own unique standards of success.
- Having autism means that I understand the interconnectedness of all people to each other much more than if I didn’t have autism.
- Having autism means that I don’t get stuck on the goal of being independent so much as learning to be interdependent. I think is much more realistic. After all, no person is an island.
- Having autism means for me that I need to take the scenic way rather than the expressway to my destination. I still get there but it may take me longer.
Autism awareness, especially the growing knowledge that Autism Spectrum Disorder is not a one size fits all description is pertinent to all. This increase In understanding gives me hope for the future.