Autism Awareness - Autism awareness begins the moment you become aware of a new definition of amazing... that "normal" is just a dryer setting... that your view of the world isn't the only view that exists... that sometimes we judge people before we truly understand them... that sometimes what we cannot see with our eyes are the things we need to really use our hearts to understand.
"There really is no way we can know the heart, the intentions, or the circumstances of someone who might say or do something we find reason to criticize. Thus, judge not." - Thomas Monson
Disability rather logically looks different, viewed from these lenses, captain.
Always put yourself in the other's shoes. If you feel that it hurts you, it probably hurts the person too.
Be kind, for everone is fighting their battle too.
"When I am questioning my assumptions and broadening my perceptions to be inclusive of the experience of others, when I am curious and listening, them I am adjusting to subjective reality... and that is when growth and change happens. Digging-in to these moments has at times shaken me to my core, but it has also resulted in some of my deepest and most profound learning and understanding." - L. Kelley
It hurts him that people see the fact that he struggles to understand other people and their emotions as using autism as an excuse when he tries so hard to be what 'they' want.
"The difference between high-functioning and low-functioning is that high-functioning means your deficits are ignored, and low-functioning means your assets are ignored." - Laura Tisoncik
If all you point out are my flaws, I may think that's all I have.
For a fair selection everybody has to take the same exam: Please climb that tree.
Judging a person does not define who they are, it defines who you are.
You should do something about that. Did you escape from the crazy home? Control yourself. He just needs a good spanking. People like you should not be here. You are always going to need your mommy. Does he have to flap his arms all the time? You should be in a home. Are you retarded? Get way from me. He does not understand because he can not talk. Weirdo, just talk. Freakshow, how embarrassing. You ride the short bus. You should never have been born. You should never be allowed out of the house. Creep. Idiot. Was your mom in drugs when she had you. My eyes are right here. You do not look autistic. Loser. Just die already. Get away from the retard. You look normal, you are just making it up. You will never be normal. Get away from my kids. Seizure boy. It is not that hard to talk. Learn some manners. How many times do I have to repeat myself. Grow up. What a strange kid. No one wants to be friends with you. Freak. I do not need the full history of vacuums. I was being sarcastic, stupid. Gross. Can you say more than one word at a time? Retard. Be spontaneous for once. What a baby. I do not want your autism. You were born dumb. You are missing genes. We do not like you. You have a big head with nothing in it. Hello, is anyone home?
Don't judge me because I sin differently than you do.