I’m going to tell you something very important. All of those people are WRONG. All of them.
You’re not broken. You’re not stupid. You’re not a tragedy. You are absolutely brilliant and beautiful and loved and wanted *exactly* the way you are.
April is Autism Awareness Month
Emily, Manny, Joseph, Eric, Stephanie, Mark, Daniel
Living with the Autistic Spectrum - a vignette.
(My son is visiting and we sat in the living room together. This is the actual conversation that took place.)
Me: hey son, it’s Autism Awareness Month
Son: oh cool, I guess in our family we know a lot about that *goes back to playing GTA 4*
Me: *pokes son in the arm*
Me: Just letting you know I’m aware of you
Son: *glancing at me briefly with his patent ‘the old dear needs to be humoured look* Umm thank you ?
Both my children are on the Autistic Spectrum and we don’t think of it as a disorder at all. They were great kids and are totally awesome adults.