Prohibirle algo a un joven es la forma más fácil de convertirlo en algo épico y digno de lucha.
—  Mi papá (Ni idea si parafrasea a alguien)

"Sometimes we are put through challenges in life that seem impossible to overcome. These challenges makes us forget how blessed some of us are". I’ll be walking September 28, for Autism speaks which is a fundraising and awareness event that not only generates funds for autism research but also raises awareness about the increasing prevalence of autism and the need for increased research funding to combat this complex disorder. I have managed to raise 100$, my goal is at least 500$ and if that goal is met before September 28, it will be raised to 1,000. I would really be thankful if you all would join me in my efforts to support Autism Speaks by donating, by (clicking above) or sending this link- (www.walknowforautismspeaks.org/broward/theoctoberoctopus)
to someone who you know that would like to donate if you are unable to.
-If you donate 30$ or more I will draw you a personal drawing 

Whether you chose to support this cause or another, we should all come together to help those in need.
thank you for taking your time to read this 

If anyone ever expresses that they do not want to talk to you or be touched
  • Please take this seriously (no they don’t want you to jokingly poke them)
  • Understand that what may not seem like a big deal to you can be perceived very differently but no less genuinely by them. 
  • Understand that although sometimes they may be willing to be talked to and touched by you or others at other times, this is not always the case.
  • Don’t be offended, they’re not trying to be rude and it’s usually not personal.
  • You should never touch someone who doesn’t want you to anyway.

Respect personal and social boundaries. 

  • Me:*Points at a character* Well, they're autistic
  • Other people:No please...you're fetisishing, romanticising a very serious condition...everyone is allistic, please don't make us think about you
  • Me:*Points at character* Love that autistic character
This is a PSA: If you are allistic you do not get a say in anything that has to do with autism.

You get to shut up and listen to autistic people. Period.

It doesn’t matter if your child is autistic, or your nephew or your sister or ANYONE else. If you yourself are not autistic you don’t get a say.

You also do not get to speak over actual autistic people and say “Yeah but my *insert relative here* is actually autistic and isn’t like you and they really struggle!”

Guess what? We do not struggle because we are autistic. We struggle because of our environment and our needs not being met. Odds are that if the autistic person you know has a hard time it has nothing to do with their autism and everything to do with the people and stimuli around them.

So stop trying to speak for us and over us and shhhhh.

Listen to us. We’ll tell you what we need and how to help us and whether or not what you’re saying/doing is offensive to us. We get to decide what we’re capable of and if we feel like you’re respecting us properly.

"But what if the person in question is nonverbal?" I hear you ask? Well, allistic person, that doesn’t mean they’re incapable of communicating. There are many ways to communicate other than verbally and they still reserve the right to speak for themselves. You are not "their voice", it is not your job to speak for them. Sit down.

Appreciation for all the Autistics out there who have executive functioning problems/issues with processing, remembering and organising information and as a result often feel like they frustrate others and themselves.

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