If Thomas Edison had given up on his dream, where would we be? Answer: In the dark. He tried 350 different ways to make the light bulb work. It’s not a failure; it’s just another way that doesn’t work. Try, try, and try again until you succeed. It just takes time and patience because it doesn’t happen overnight.
Talking about disabilities is okay. I want to tell people why I behave the way that I do.
Through this poem, Scott Lentine, a young man with autism, shares his goals and dreams.
One of the skills I have found most valuable is being able to accommodate myself in most environments.
I am looking to have more independence as I get older. Cooking helps me with that.
He was phenomenal. He looked incredible in his costume that I made for him. He knew every word of every line. He didn’t falter once. He didn’t freak out over the crowd or the noise or the flashes of the camera. Last night was a night I never thought would happen after his diagnosis of autism shortly before he turned three.
Self-advocates discuss the kinds of messages that they received about sex while growing up and whether they feel that they get the necessary supports to have romantic relationships.
I began to “presume competence” rather than make assumptions on face value.
I have learned over the years to ignore and persevere. I spent years in the classroom with people that talked with their voice to communicate while I sat alone and typed one paragraph at a time. Typing and communicating are the same.
Never let anyone tell you that you can’t do something. Do it your way in your own time on your terms. Remember you can be anything you want to be, you may just have to do it a little differently in order to fulfill your dreams. Dream big and let the sky be the limit.