This post was originally published by Joel of Evil Autie at http://evilautie.org/2013/04/30/evil-autie-celebrates-1000-ausome-things-autismpositivity2013/, and is reprinted here with permission from the author.
I don’t usually go along with the crowd and do things, but today people are blogging about the “ausome” parts of autism. But, the Autism Positivity Project seems pretty cool, and worth breaking my own rules for. See more information at the Flashblog’s page.
That’s probably the first ausome thing – sometimes you need the kid to say, “The emperor is naked!” We often see things differently than others do, and are willing to go against the crowd. Supposedly that’s a deficit, but it’s often a strength too. Too often, leaders end up surrounded by “yes men.” Too often bad decisions could be prevented if only someone would say “NO!!!!”