10 Things I Have Learned About Autism ?? Autism Speaks Official Blog

by Kelly Thomas Reardon

Quite recently I took the liberty of making a list of some of the things I have learned about autism through reflection. I then narrowed it down to 10  of my quotes that I feel best express  my understanding of the subject. They are???

  1. Autism can???t define me, only I can define autism.
  2. Give advice to others in the autistic community through your own experiences.
  3. If someone calls you ???awkward,??? just know that it means you???re ???unique??? and a lot better than ???ordinary???.
  4. I???m great at several things and broken in none.
  5. Ignorance is all around us but awareness is around the corner if we want it to be.
  6. Feeling sorry for myself will get me nowhere.
  7. We need to stop labeling and instead integrate, ???people with people??? in our communities who have different needs.
  8. Inclusion in schools will never mean I???m secluded from an education.
  9. Autism is not a disease, rather a disability that every day I strive to become an A-bility.
  10. Communication never takes a vacation.

I love this.

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