Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.”
― David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
To mashup/paraphrase Martin Luther King Jr. and Joss Whedon,
“When they can’t fly, you help them run. When they can’t run, you help them walk. When they can’t walk, you help them crawl. When they can’t crawl, you carry them, but whatever you do you have to help them keep moving forward.”
Chris, a responder to a post on A Diary of a Mom’s blog.
This is how I function and here’s how I can turn that into a positive.”
From Musings of an Aspie
Autistics don’t have to be prodigies to find value in their every-day skills and to use those skills to compensate for their challenges.
They don’t have to be savants to live lives that matter and that make the world a better place for all of us.
They just need to have the chance to try.”
by Jess @ A Diary of a Mom – When my daughter saw the music
Yes, Yes, Yes!
Kwame Anthony Appiah writes: “People are different, the cosmopolitan knows, and there is much to learn from our differences. Because there are so many human possibilities worth exploring, we neither expect nor desire that every person or every society should converge on a single mode of life.”
From Nick Walker’s blog entry – http://neurocosmopolitanism.com/neuro-what/
… I see that a preponderance of people seem to believe that if you don’t talk, you can’t listen. Not the truth, but widely held.”
From Elizabeth Grace (www.tinygracenotes.com), posted in Thinking Person’s Guide To autism: A person is not a function.
We’re not cubs, we’re people!”
DS, age 6-1/2, at story time. The adult preparing to read them the book “Little Cub”had referred to the children waiting to hear as “cubs”. LOL!
“I don’t get why people don’t seem to understand that my eyes aren’t my ears – they’re grown-ups, shouldn’t they know that? And they don’t seem to get that looking doesn’t mean listening and listening can’t happen while looking because the emotions are too big…”
Brooke’s mind, from the perspective of Brooke’s mom
– A Diary of a Mom
“Pedal when you have to; coast when you can, and don’t forget to look around.”
From “Winning” at A Diary of a Mom