|Posted by Admin on June 1, 2015 at 8:55 AM|
We are one. All of us. We are so much more alike than we think.
Maybe some of us have repetitive behaviors. Maybe some of us are amazing at specific subjects. Perhaps some of us are hypersensitive to things. And maybe some of us are more this way than others. But we are all still human. We each have feelings. We laugh, we cry, we live. We each have a purpose.
It's truly NOT a black or white world. It's a world full of COLOR. DIFFERENT colors.
It's truly NOT an "autistic" or "neuro-typical" world. It's a world full of PEOPLE. DIFFERENT people.
And labels are supposed to help us understand each other better. But they are not supposed to tear us apart. Unfortunately, I think that's what is happening.
I am not JUST autistic, any more than a light-skinned person is JUST white. I am not JUST a person with autism, any more than a person with dark skin is JUST black. I am an individual who is a part of the autism SPECTRUM. (A spectrum which I now understand everyone is a part of to some degree, just as any individual is part of a spectrum of colors.)
I am a human being. Just like every one of you.