“Think of it: a disability is usually defined in terms of what is missing.…
But autism … is as much about what is abundant as what is missing,
an over-expression of the very traits that make our species unique.”
-Paul Collins, Not Even Wrong: Adventures in Autism
“I myself am opaque, for some reason. Their eyes cannot see me.
Yes, that’s it: The world is autistic with respect to me.”
–Anne Nesbet, The Cabinet of Earths
“Why was it considered normal for a girl to live for fashion and makeup, but not car engines or bugs? And what about sports fanatics?
My mom had a boyfriend who would flip out if he missed even a minute of a football game. Wouldn’t that be what doctors considered autistic behavior?”
–Tara Kelly, Harmonic Feedback
“Do not fear people with Autism, embrace them,
Do not spite people with Autism unite them,
Do not deny people with Autism accept them for then their abilities will shine”
“When you see an object, it seems that you see it as an entire thing first, and only afterwards do its details follow on. But for people with autism, the details jump straight out at us first of all, and then only gradually, detail by detail, does the whole image float up into focus.”
The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism
“My child has autism, what’s your kid’s superpower?”
“From a scientific standpoint, Aspergers and autism are one syndrome.
Aspergers is part of the autism spectrum, not a separate disorder.”
“It seems that for success in science or art, a dash of autism is essential.”
“I’ve always thought of myself as a cattle-handling specialist, a college professor first; autism is secondary.”
“Someone with Autism has taught me, Love needs no words”
“Autism is not a disability, it’s a different ability.”
“Autism rocks and rolls and spins and flaps and twirls!!”
“Autism has pushed me and pulled, drained me and fueled me, beat me up and strengthened me, hurt me and helped me. It’s been a part of my growth and no kidding I’m “thankful”
-Single Mothers Who Have Children with Autism
“Autism is not a tragedy. Ignorance is the tragedy”
:You all laugh because I’m different, I laugh because you’re all the same.”
“Asperger’s Syndrome – It worked for Einstein.”
“Not being able to speak is not the same as not have anything to say.”
“I’m just like everybody else..only different.”
“People with autism..do not lie, do not judge, do not play mind games.
Maybe we can learn something from them.”
“Different but not less.”
“Please don’t ignore us, or look the other way when we approach you. Doing that to us will not make us or our disability go away. We didn’t have a choice about our disability, but you definitely have a choice in how you accept us!”
“I may have been born different and misunderstood from birth,
but I know there is a place for me, somewhere in this universe.”
“Not everything that steps out of line, and thus abnormal must necessarily be inferior.”
“Autistic today. Genius tomorrow.”
“You have got to keep autistic children engaged with the world.
You cannot let them tune out.”
“In reference to Einstein’s definition of insanity…
No Mr. Einstein, that is not insanity, that is autism.”
-Eileen Miller, The Girl Who Spoke with Pictures: Autism Through Art
“When I was very young I thought I was just like everyone else. I think it took me longer than most to realize I was different and even longer to realize that being different was what made me great.”
“So is there a cure?’ I asked.
‘It’s not a disease,’ he explained. ‘It doesn’t need curing. It’s just how you are.”
“It is my understanding that when you receive a Autism diagnosis for your child you have to accept it. If you don’t you are only condemning yourself and your child to a life of frustrating misery.”
–E J Plows
For more quotes about autism see: http://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/quotes-about-autism