|Posted by Admin on June 23, 2014 at 6:50 AM|
This photo....this "word cloud", in my opinion, represents the autism community. Or, at least, it represents the IDEAL autism community. I asked a simple question to those I know in the autism community: Describe in ONE WORD what you are advocating for. As you can see, some of the words seem to be polar opposites of each other. What I love even more is that the word "acceptance" was placed right next to the word "cure". Why do I love this? Because I truly feel that it is the closest our community has been...symbolically. See, not everyone in the autism community will be advocating for the same thing. But that doesn't make them any less a part of the autism community! However, if we begin to fight against each other, the words will separate. We would no longer be a "word cloud". We would no longer be a community. What we need to do is agree to disagree. No, we don't ALL want EVERYTHING described here. In fact, I would be surprised if anyone wanted everything. But the point is, everyone wants SOMETHING. And it's important to respect that. Let's come together and form a community. Speak for yourself, respect others' opinions, and unite out of one main thing: autism.