All this time, it was something impending, not quite doom, but an unavoidable loss and very quiet catastrophe. And now in the span of minutes, it’s gone from something that is coming up to something that is actually happening right now.
“I have had many people come up to me to thank me for giving a voice to the voiceless. They say that they have been waiting for a book like this that shows life the way it is without sugar-coating it with flashy cartoons or talking down to children.” – Author Lisa Marie Koehler
I’ll probably send out an email update or two, so be sure to subscribe to the Awesomesauce Updates email list so we can keep in contact.
Meanwhile – you guys have an amazing year, peace and kindness to your family, and I hope you have luck in focusing on what matters this holiday season, whatever that may be for you.
We are not a burden. We are not less. We are not ‘high-functioning’ or ‘low-functioning.’ We are not to be cured. We are not to be complimented for passing, or pitied for choosing not to pass. We are not to be euthanized, shot for acting weird, or victimized. We are not flaws in humanity. We are not more or less dangerous than any other person. We are not all children. We are not sexless. We are husbands and wives and parents and leaders. We are not a pile of symptoms in a human wrapper – autism does not define us, but it does connect us to each other and create challenges for us all.