“Absolutely be yourself. We are all extraordinary, wonderful people.” It’s 1:00 a.m. as I am watching this video and my eyes area tearing up. I have worked so hard to get myself to where I am. I have a strong relationship, a business, three cats, two children, two step children, and believe me all of that is not easy when you have autism.
If you have autism, watch and/or listen to this video. If you don’t have autism, regardless of functioning level, don’t hold your autistic child, spouse, or family member back. They will metaphorically fall down and bruise their knees, but that is normal, quite normal. So, fall down and see how much higher you can go.
Has it been easy for me? No. Flat out, No. Am I stronger for it, better for it, feeling better about myself for it? Hell yeah!
I read a book a gazillion years ago about a person who became blind. At the blind school, the instructor said to the student that there was a sharp corner to watch out for in the main area. The student asked why they just didn’t pad it. The instructor replied that the world doesn’t cushion us from every possible hurt.