Autism Awareness: 13-year-old Style

“I believe that autism is one of the things that makes me different from other people. I think differently – I look at the world differently. I build cool creations with Lego, K’nex, and sometimes the way I hear music is that I hear stuff that some people don’t.

I can do good impressions: like a cat, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Darth Vader, Gollum, and some other cool characters.

I add happiness and joy to the world. I would love people to learn more about autism because it is not a curse… it is a gift.”

H (age 13) Emerging self-advocate!!

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30 Days of Autism is a project designed to promote social understanding and offer a glimpse into the perspectives of those whose lives are touched by Autism.

© Leah Kelley, Thirty Days of Autism, (2012)


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About Leah Kelley

Leah Kelley, MEd., Educator, Parent, Speaker, Social Justice Activist. Writes blog: 30 Days of Autism. Projects support social understanding & neurodiversity. Co producer of documentary: Vectors of Autism. Twitter: @leah_kelley Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/leahkelley13/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/30-Days-of-Autism-Leah-Kelley/154311301315814
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16 Responses to Autism Awareness: 13-year-old Style

  1. alienhippy says:

    I love this post, I am so going to share it on my fb. Love and hugs. Lisa. xx :)

  2. Monica says:

    Love!

  3. Go H and go Leah for raising such a proud boy!

  4. A Quiet Week says:

    Challenge accepted, Leah! I hope to raise a son as proud as your boy. Thank you for sharing.

  5. seeking316 says:

    What a great post! I hope my son is able to become his own advocate as he gets older.

  6. Sue says:

    H is a great kid and yes, he will be an amazing self-advocate! The apple does not fall from from the tree! :)

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  9. grahamta says:

    Awesome…”sometimes the way I hear music is that I hear stuff that some people don’t.” Tell him it applies to my kid and that statement helped me. Great post!

  10. jlbunt says:

    no truer words were ever spoken:
    “I add happiness and joy to the world. I would love people to learn more about autism because it is not a curse… it is a gift.”
    this is beautiful – h is beautiful. thank you for sharing. :)

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