Thursday, April 23, 2015

It’s Okay to Be Autistic, by Candi B.


To all the children and adults out there who are told they are broken, diseased, tragedies, and burdens because they are autistic, I want you to know you are perfect the way you are. I want you to know that it’s okay to be autistic.

It’s okay to flap your hands when you are happy, upset, overwhelmed or excited.

It’s okay to spend the majority of your day engaged in special interests.

It’s okay to not look people in the eyes.

It’s okay to use an AAC device instead of speaking through your mouth.

It’s okay to meltdown sometimes when things get tough.

It’s okay to communicate by scripting.

It’s okay that you only want to be friends with other autistics.

It’s okay to not be the best at socializing.

It’s okay if you spend more time online interacting than interacting in person.

It’s okay to not want to be society’s definition of “normal”

It’s okay to be YOU, and it’s okay to be Autistic.

–C.

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