Be helpful to one another in the world have love for all Don’t pass burden Don’t give judgement In each relationship doing more the other well and forgive being under dance of being insecure Believe doing well will lead to better world because it will Bad behavior a result of being unloved Love, SarahRead more
If you told me twenty years ago, that this is where I’d be today, I’d have punched you in your eating hole, for daring to speak such nastiness. (I was a rough chick back then. I was kind, and I was fair, but I took sh!t from no one. I alw…Read more
Begin each day with saying all is well with yourself and you set the intention yes. You can be your best self that way That when you say I am not good enough or made well enough but dumb thoughts yes can drive you mad. Yes you are dear soul when you were created understand […]Read more
When I can understand you better, I can do better everyday When I am given respect, am able to understand my world better When I am given love, can make all world difference for me When I am seen as whole, will be seen as well doing When I am able to say what I […]Read more
Later in the book, Steve writes about the emergence of the neurodiversity concept, and the reality that the autistic children of the past have grown up and begin asserting their (our) rights. Autism advocacy started as a parent’s crusade on behalf of disabled children, but it’s morphing to a movement where autistic adults push for acceptance and accommodation in addition to assistance and services. We are finally recognizing that the autism spectrum encompasses more than the most severely impacted people that were diagnosed in the 1980s.
You’d think the puzzle would look simpler but these insights make it even more complex, from my perspective.
John Elder Robison is an autistic adult and advocate for people with neurological differences. He’s the author of Look Me in the Eye, Be Different, Raising Cubby, and the forthcoming Switched On. He’s served on the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee of the US Dept of Health and Human Services and many other autism-related boards. He’s co-founder of the TCS Auto Program (A school for teens with developmental challenges) and he’s the Neurodiversity Scholar in Residence at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.
The opinions expressed here are his own. There is no warranty expressed or implied. While reading this essay may give you food for thought, actually printing and eating it may make you sick.
Seeing us with Purpose When we are dancing with Autism in our own way Don’t worry You will understand us better if you see us doing our dance with purpose And not because of some problem We are different Each of us And wish to be seen as so You can help each of us […]Read more
Kindness, giving, love Makes new Earth learning planet again Hurting us with fear try using love instead Understand Autism is gearing world for its very other use which now it is lower planet it will be a place of surprising growth soon ready. Its use will be to work souls to be one with God. […]Read more
This morning I’m using my cane around the house. I never use my cane around the house. Why? Because I live in a tiny house with one narrow hallway. I can usually balance myself on walls and counters. Those aren’t enough today. It’s because MS fat…Read more
When we are doing well we want you, and world yes, We want you to want our way of being We are very different and we want you to appreciate Our differences. When we are playing and it seems different don’t make us stop Do encourage us Don’t watch us and be sad We are […]Read more
When you are stressed and worried you send out shock waves yes And we feel them greatly yes This is why we have our dance with Autism meltdowns We want you to not see us during dear times as being difficult But as needing your tender love care yes Going your way into dark patterns […]Read more