Henry

The Civil Right 's Act of 1964 gave equal rights to all people. I am a person. I want these rights.
Some call him a kid

Others say he is a young man

But whatever you call him

You need to know this:

He is courageous

Brave and resilient

He will fight and he will win

 

It can be a fight for his rights

When enemies come disguised as condescension

It can be a fight for his dreams

He will mobilize an army of friends

To Stand With Him

 

He is an example to many

He showed other students the possibilities

Henry does not fight for himself

He is changing perceptions, changing the world

 

Henry is a leader

 

When life throws at him a scary challenge

His resolve is the same

We pray, send good thoughts of healing

He uses them to build strength

 

And as we wonder how he is doing

His battle has already advanced

He is fast, he is healing

“Speedy recovery” needs to catch up!

 

Is he this fast because he is such a big fan of Nascar?

 

Henry is the real thing

Kind, determined, wise and witty

Just a feel reasons why we love him

 

Amy Sequenzia

Image description black and white photograph of woman with short dark brown hair. She is smiling. Dark grey text reads:Amy Sequenzia Passionate Autistic activist, writer, and poet . Read more from Amy on Ollibean and visit nonspeakingautisticspeaking.blogspot.com .

About the Author:

Amy Sequenzia is a non-speaking Autistic, multiply disabled activist and writer. Amy writes about disability rights, civil rights and human rights. She also writes poetry. Amy has presented in several conferences in the US and abroad, and her work is featured in books about being Autistic and Disabled. Amy is deeply involved with the Neurodiversity Movement and has been outspoken about the rights and worthy of disabled people. Amy serves on the Board of Directors of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN), and the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST). http://nonspeakingautisticspeaking.blogspot.com and Autism Women’s Network. You can also follow Amy on Twitter at @AmySequenzia.

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