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'Autistic People Are' by Amy Sequenzia

Autistic People Are

 

Awesome!

 

Autistic People are the real experts on autism.

 

Autistic people are not

more complicated than non-autistics.

Autistic people are

misunderstood and mischaracterized by non-autistics.

 

Autistic people are artistic and we don’t need speech to show our talents.

 

Autistic people are your friends

your co-workers

your children.

 

Autistic people are parents

siblings

grandparents.

 

Autistic people are not tragedies

we are not burdens.

 

Autistic people are not sufferers because of autism

we suffer discrimination from non-autistics.

 

Autistic people are “different but not less”.

 

Autistic people are not “Rain Man”

but some autistics can be savants.

 

Some autistic people are geniuses.

 

Autistic people are trying to be happy.

 

Autistic people are happy

when we are allowed to be ourselves

when we are trusted

when we are given opportunities to succeed

when we are loved.

 

Autistic people are caring

we are full of empathy.

 

Autistic people are smart

and we can debunk false assumptions

if we are allowed to speak up

or type our thoughts.

 

Autistic people are part of humanity.

 

Autistic people are deserving of dignity

of respect

of human rights.

 

Autistic people are.

 

We simply are.

 

Human

 

People

 

Autistic.

 

 

 

Copyright 2013 by Amy Sequenzia

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