I am proud to be unique. I am proud to be beautiful. I am proud to be kind. I am proud to be intelligent. I am proud to be creative. I am proud to be funny. I am proud to be honest. I am proud to be clever. I am proud to be hydrocephalic. I am proud to be legally blind. I am proud to be intellectually disabled. I am proud to be autistic. And oh yeah, I am proud to be… Me.
I may not walk the same, talk the same, or behave the same. I may have difficulty understanding you, but I'm not to blame. I may not look the same, so I have no shame in admitting that. I may not learn the same. It might be a delayed; but what's wrong with that? I may not see the same, but I maintain that right to reach my dreams. I may have some physical limitations, but the desire that I require is ever present in my soul. I will do what it takes to reach my goal. Walking, talking, and behaving differently has never stopped me from being me. And it will certainly not stop me from reaching my dreams.
Dear Autism, How are you today? There are so many things that make you Great.
Dear Autism, There are so many things I want to say. I wish I can better control you and keep you at bay.
Dear Autism, Why did you trigger me? He was just trying be my friend; instead, you made him frighten me.
Dear Autism, It was just a hug. Instead of embracing it, you made me run.
Dear Autism, Why did you put me through this? I wanted to be his friend and not lose it. Dear Autism, One final thing, to protect me from him and to keep me safe, he decided to no longer be my friend.
Regretfully, the girl that wishes we could’ve been friends