*A quick note on today’s flashblog ~ This is Autism. In response to Suzanne Wright’s upsetting and fear-inducing letter entitled A Call for Action a Flashblog has been organized to take back the phrase “this is autism”, which Suzanne Wright used several times in her letter that was posted on Autism Speaks’ website, the organization she and her husband Bob Wright created eight years ago. Suzanne and Bob Wright and their organization’s beliefs are exactly what I hope my daughter never sees, hears or is confronted with, but that she feels the repercussions from on a daily basis.
I asked Emma if she wanted to write something for today’s post with the title, “This is Autism”. She wrote that, yes, she did. The following is what my daughter wrote, pointing to one letter at a time on a stencil board with a pencil.
This is Autism
Autism is anything.
It is not bad,
it is a mindset.
Autism is a method of energy,
it is how I think.
Autism is derided and except in some accepting eyes,
it is seen as not a nice thing,
it is me.