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April 2nd, 2022 is a day set aside to raise awareness and understanding to autism. A person with autism should never be treated like they aren’t destined for greatness. In fact, there have been many famous people who have been speculated to have autism or have been diagnosed with it. Proving just how incredible they truly are.
Having autism is not something that you can look at and physically see. Someone on the spectrum looks like any ordinary person. It’s their mind that is different. Autism Awareness is crucial to better the quality of their quality of life and to teach others how to practice kindness. In honor of this day, and month, we have gathered some quotes about Autism. May some inspire some of you, while others simply let you see through their eyes for a moment.
“Children with autism are colorful- they are often very beautiful and, like the rainbow, they stand out.” – Adele Devine
“Why should I cry for not being an apple, when I was born an orange, I’d be crying for an illusion. I may as well cry for not being a horse.” –Donna Williams
“Autism can’t define me. I define autism.” –Kerry Magro
“I am different. Not less.” – Dr. Temple Grandin
“It takes a village to raise a child. It takes a child with autism to raise the consciousness of that village.” –Elaine Hall
“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”- Dr. Seuss
“Everyone has a mountain to climb and autism has not been my mountain, it has been my opportunity for victory.” – Rachel Barcellona
“If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met on person with autism.” –Dr Stephen Shore
“Autistic today. Genius tomorrow.” –Unknown
“My philosophy is: It’s none of my business what people say of me and think of me. I am what I am and I do what I do. I expect nothing and accept everything. And it makes life so much easier.” Sir Anthony Hopkins
There are many obstacles to overcome when you are on the spectrum. Whether they are tiny or big each is a milestone worth celebrating. They don’t want to be looked at as if a cure is needed, they only want for us, as people just like them, to understand them. Spend today researching more about ASD. Learn what it is like to see the world through their eyes. You may be surprised at what you find.