One year ago I wrote a post revealing a secret I had been hiding for 4 years. Since that day I have dedicated my time to telling my story in hopes to change people’s perception of autism. Today we celebrate one year since the post that started this all. I would like to thank you all for your support as my story now reaches over 200 people worldwide. I would like to especially thank you all for your comments I always enjoy hearing from you. Over the past few days I have been planning a way to express my appreciation, however, could only think of one thing. For those of you who haven’t been with us for long, this is for you. This is the post that I wrote one year ago today that began this journey to autism acceptance. I hope you enjoy. Posted on April 10th 2016
In the past couple of years I have heard people use autism as an insult and I have seen people take selfies of themselves pulling silly faces saying they have autism or have captions such as “the autistic boys” I would like to say something about these people they do not know what autism is if they are mocking it like this. There are Autistic people all over the place they are just ordinary people with as some people describe it super powers. There are people who have autism and they walk past you every day and some even talk to you. I would like to ask a question and I want everyone to think about this. What is wrong with having autism? I would like to end this post with telling you a secret that I don’t tell many people as I am constantly worrying about what they are going to think of me if I tell them and I am sick of hiding who I am. I am autistic and I am proud to be as it gives me “super powers” I can smell fish and chips from a mile away and I can hear things most don’t know exist. Autism is not a disease nor is it contagious and it doesn’t mean I can’t go to school and do the same work everybody else does it doesn’t mean I can’t be who I want to be. I can be whatever I want. I constantly hear people use the question “are you autistic?” as an insult I have even being asked that question and I will answer that now yes I am autistic does anybody have a problem with that?
If you made it to the end of this post and still are willing to be friends with me then you are my true friends. I don’t want to be treated any different because I am autistic just remember that every post you make that makes fun of autism hurts somebody and that post is permanently on the internet like a tattoo is on your skin.
Thanks for reading