“The image is called Autistic Sun.
That is what it stands for.
Do not trust the puzzle piece.
Do not live with fear.
Just be yourself.
Autistic people can make the world their own.” H
Image description: A mixed media painting (acrylic and black ink) of a golden sun peeking over green rolling hills, surrounded by a brilliant purple sky. In the centre of the sun there is drawing of an open eye. Yellow rays, decorated with patterns and designs, radiate from the sun. A yellow road with a fence beside it leads across the hills to the horizon and follows the path to the sun as it fades into the distance.
H offered to share his painting for use on a new project, Letters to Autistic Kids: To Autistic kids from Autistic kids and Autistic adults (who used to be kids) with love and solidarity.
We need to signal boost this wonderful new project (curated by my spectacular friend Ibby ♥ of Tiny Grace Notes ) because these are the kinds of messages and resources our young people need.
Please check it out and give this wonderful site your support!
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 (2014)
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