To me, World Autism Day is both wonderfully different (as Ollie’s story!)…..and truly typical – because it’s our EVERY day….but this year, on the verge of the launch of #SisterhoodOfTheSpectrum, I was super glad to return to the Charlotte Today Show to talk about the wonderful things that being a little bit different can bring…..
Then….check out THIS gorgeous “gone viral” video by Future Horizons (SO honored to be named one of their “Heroes of the Autism World”!!!!!)
Oh! And for just a lil’ more….you might enjoy this reminder of what, at least for THIS Aspie, autism means to me…via The Art of Autism.
“How is Autism a Part of Me?” – Jennifer O’Toole
I was identified as an Aspie only four years ago — it was the beginning of a new and wonderful journey of reverse self-discovery in which I have come to know my most authentic self. Each one of us is born with unrealized abilities to think and feel and do much more than we ever think we can. For me, that’s autism. A self-referenced, not self-centered, way of relating to the world through sound and movement and passion and curiosity. It is a personality-full-of-relentless intensity and cheeky quirks, not a person-full-of-shameful-flaws. Because, you see, the most important thing autism has taught me isn’t how to be autistic. It’s how to be human.”
And for more information on the upcoming Nordstrom event mentioned in the TV segment, click and mark your calendars!