[Image description: Ryan says, “I like being Autistic because I’m me.” His sign has a face drawn on it! Ryan is a proud, 11 year old Autistic!]
[Image description: Alanna Whitney’s sign reads, “I like being autistic because: The same parts of my brain that disable me, also allow me to develop multi-disciplinary talents. Nevermind savantism; I have many skills which I attribute to the exact same aspeccts of my neurology that handip me. Disability is nothing to be ashamed of and the spectrum is rife with ability too!” It is illustrated.]
[Image description: Alanna Whitney has green hair in this picture and is holding up a sign that says, “I like being autistic because: Superheroes, vampires, demigods + aliens all have enhanced senses in fiction. Hepersensitivity is a disability with an extra-ordinary up-side. The intensely pleasurable experiencces outweigh the preventable over-loads be a great deal.” There are hearts added to this sign.]
[Image description: A person named Ivanova Smith looking into the camera.] “I love my neurodiversity because it makes me think really visually and I love the memories it allows me to see in inanimate detail. I love when sudden textures make me feel just happy. I love the passion it gives me to do what is right. I love my drawing ability that I would not be able to have without my visual mind. I love that it makes me different. I like my repetitive movement, they give me great comfort. I enjoy the times that I became so happy and energetic that I start jumping and my body goes spastic. I love my life really I am blessed to be! “
“Celebrating neurodiversity.”[Image description: Photo of three blondes smiling: A proud mom in the middle with her two daughters, ages 7 & 9, on either side. Her eldest is autistic.]
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