17 May 2011

This is something you could do...

People often ask what they can do for me, or say they wish they could help the girls. Well, there is something and my friend Michelle put it very well so over to her.
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I've talked about Lydia before and regulars will know she has given me insights and perspectives on aspects of autism I could never have learned if it weren't for her. So, if you want to help, here's something you can do.

11 May 2011

I just found this on another blog...

Why the Dichotomy
I am often
Only who I'm not
But you don't care
As long as I have words for you.
You can't understand
(Through no fault of your own?)
That who I am
Is not the me you see
Do you want to work on that?
They ask
No I don't;
I want to be free
But in this world
The only freedom
Is to be
Everything you aren't
I read this and it struck so many chords on so many levels I thought I'd share it with you. Think about how you are around autistic people. Think what you ask of them. Think how you let them be, if you let them be. That question "Through no fault of your own?" Ask yourself that and answer truthfully.

01 May 2011

Read and inwardly digest

A message from Lydia... read this