Official website for the This is Autism Flashblog on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. Tell us what "This is Autism" means to you. You can write a paragraph or a blog post, contribute a poem or a video, make a comic or a graphic. Use your imagination. Let's tell the world what autism is in the words and works of autistic people and those who love and support them.
I saw autism as an attack– an insult on my beautiful boy. I realize now that what I saw was Autism Speaks’ autism. The autism according to Suzanne Wright’s “Call for Action” that causes “families to split up, go broke and struggle through their days and years.” The autism that causes us to lose our children.
I kept expecting to see something different in his eyes– like a light that extinguishes. But it never happened. We didn’t lose him to autism. We found ourselves.