This writing represents a growing awareness that I should not be judgmental when others do not understand the perspective of those on the Autism spectrum. Instead of feeling resentful – or somehow more enlightened – I became motivated to get to work and take a role in increasing this understanding for everyone. Acceptance, after all, goes both ways!!
If I didn’t have you
My eyes would not be open
They don’t have you
can they be expected
To just know
Has altered my world
We are changing
(Maybe just a little piece of it)
And making a difference
L.Kelley, Fall 2009
April is Autism Awareness month… Please Spread Understanding!
30 Days of Autism is a project designed to fight stigma, promote civil rights, and increase understanding and acceptance for those who process and experience the world differently.
© Leah Kelley, Thirty Days of Autism, (2011)