“I believe that autism is one of the things that makes me different from other people. I think differently – I look at the world differently. I build cool creations with Lego, K’nex, and sometimes the way I hear music is that I hear stuff that some people don’t.
I can do good impressions: like a cat, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Darth Vader, Gollum, and some other cool characters.
I add happiness and joy to the world. I would love people to learn more about autism because it is not a curse… it is a gift.”
H (age 13) Emerging self-advocate!!
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, (2012)