Sometimes I read something and I am completely overwhelmed by the weight and content of the words. Yesterday I read this – written by Kate. It’s entitled Scarred. It was posted on The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism. I am including just the first few sentences. Please click on the link to read it in it’s entirety. This piece needs to be read – by every parent, every school, every “specialist,” every researcher, everyone and anyone who every comes into contact with anyone, ever, on the spectrum.
We are scarred, we adults on the spectrum.
We are scarred, both inside and out.
Our lives are twisted paths littered with diagnoses. We have fought for years to get to where we are now, and still it isn’t good enough.
We are scarred.”
Autism is a human rights issue. We must begin thinking of it this way. We are…
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