This post was originally published at http://theinvisibledisability.com/2012/04/30/the-invisible-disability-to-i-wish-i-didnt-have-aspergers-autismpositivity2012/ and is reprinted here with permission from the author.
The Invisible Disability to “I Wish I Didn’t Have Asperger’s”: #AutismPositivity2012
by LoCo_Mommy on April 30, 2012
Dear “I wish I didn’t have Asperger’s”:
And there’s room for everyone to show their spirit and color.
I say this every day as I look at my son. Now, he is not an Aspie. He has PDD-NOS, but as you know, there is room on the autism spectrum for all types of folk. I see how he flourishes and how he struggles. I see his joy and his frustration with the simplest of tasks. I ache when I think of him in the future – in school, in the dating world, trying to navigate a world that isn’t so simple.
But, the world is changing. Things that didn’t seem so attainable before are mere standard today. Now you can see characters in movies, TV and other media that can make you think, “hmm, I’m not the only one.”
I hope we continue to move forward in acceptance and adaptability. Not just for you but for everyone.
Because you know how to march to the beat of your own drum. Now let’s get other instruments together and rock out!
All the best,
The Invisible Disability
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