Friday, December 9, 2011
Great Quotes for Aspergers and Autism
"Autism is cool. When *I* like something, I like it a whole lot more than my friends like their things."
" 'Normal' is a dryer setting." - Elizabeth Moon
"Get to know someone on the spectrum and your life will truly be blessed!" - Stephanie L. Parker
"Autistic today. Genius tomorrow."
"Just because I can't speak doesn't mean I have nothing to say!"
"God made me special."
"Tell me, and I forget. Teach me, and I remember. Involve me, and I LEARN!"
"You are beautifully unique and uniquely beautiful!" - Stephanie L. Parker
Said by a 6 year old boy after his first Aspie support meeting: "Other people are different like me."
"It seems that for success in science or art, a dash of autism is essential" - Hans Asperger.
"Aspergers - it's not a symptom, it's a feature."
"Autism is about having a pure heart and being very sensitive… It is about finding a way to survive in an overwhelming, confusing world… It is about developing differently, in a different pace and with different leaps."
"If I could snap my fingers and be nonautistic, I would not - because then I wouldn't be me. Autism is part of who I am." - Temple Grandin
"Autism Rocks! (and rolls and spins and flaps and loves and laughs)"
"I wouldn't be where I am today if I were neurotypical because I would have been interested in social things. Having a little autism helped me achieve my goals and not miss what most people thought I was missing out on." - Evan Delaney Rodgers (autistic politician)
"Autism is not contagious, but my smile is."
"Autism to me, says that I accept my child wholly. I celebrate his differences and his quirky-ness. I advocate diversity. I try to empower him. I am proud of his successes, no matter how small they seem. I hope he holds onto the compassion he has in his heart into adulthood. I do not think he needs “fixing”. I am proud that he is my son, and sometimes I am humbled by that very same thought." - by mommy-dearest at http://mommydearest1514.blogspot.com/
"The difference between high-functioning and low-functioning is that high-functioning means your deficits are ignored, and low-functioning means your assets are ignored." - Laura Tisoncik
"Nobody can be a better you!" - Stephanie L. Parker
"You don't have to have a disability to be different." - Kim Peek (the real "rain man")
"Asperger's Syndrome - It worked for Einstein."
"I'm disordered, not diseased"
"I am not a category... I am me"
"Warning - Tendency to be brutally honest."
"I didn’t get where I am today by not being autistic." - Larry Arnold
"My son has autism, but autism doesn't have him."
"Though devastating at first, Autism isn't the end of the world. It's the beginning of a whole new one."
Said by an 11 year old girl, "Having Asperger's means I'm a genius in my own special way!"
"Don’t underestimate persons with autism, try to understand."
"Autism is not something I have. It is integral to who I am. Eliminate the autism, and you eliminate me. When you say you want a cure, you are saying I should be put to death. Think about it." - Parrish S. Knight
"Someone with Asperger’s really is like you, just more extreme."
"My child with autism.....PRICELESS"
"A child with Autism is not ignoring you, they are waiting for you to enter their world."
"Society says I'm Autistic. God says I'm Perfect!"
"Nobel prize-calibre geniuses often have certain core autistic features at their heart" - Allan Snyder (director of Sydney University's Centre for the Mind)
"Your child is the same person he/she was before the diagnosis. The diagnosis does not change the child you love."
"I would never have wished for an able bodied child, because that child would have been someone who wasn't you."
"You need to quit worrying so much about your child and enjoy your child. Because if you don't, you will regret it later."
When a 4 1/2 year old boy was playing near another kid at a park, the kid walked up and asked, "Why do you talk so funny?" The first little boy turned to him and said, "I have autism, but it's okay because I'm secretly a rock star!" He then carried on acting out an entire movie.
"Autism - it's not a processing error, just a different operating system."
"Building up a weakness just makes you less disabled. Building a strength can take you to the top of the world.” - John Elder Robison
"Autism is all around us. We can help people with autism enter our world, if we encourage them to let us into theirs."
"Maybe not required, but the autistic can do phenomenal things if their special interests are in the right field. There's no doubt autism has been of great benefit to science."
"I'm just like everybody else... only different."
"I may not be where I intended to go, but I am exactly where I'm meant to be."
"I am more than autistic. I am somebody's heart."
"Autistic doesn't mean I draw well......BUT I DO!"
"The path I travel is lit by those who came before me, and it will shine brighter for those who follow me. See my potential."
"For all we know, the first tools on earth might have been developed by a loner sitting at the back of the cave, chipping at thousands of rocks to find the one that made the sharpest spear, while the neurotypicals chattered away in the firelight."
"You all laugh because I'm different, I laugh because you're all the same!"
"Not everything that steps out of line, and thus 'abnormal', must necessarily be 'inferior'" - Hans Asperger (1938)
"Crying doesn't indicate that you're weak. Since birth, it has been a sign that you're alive."
"You were given this life because you were strong enough to live it."
"I see people with Asperger's syndrome as a bright thread in the rich tapestry of life" - Tony Attwood.
"What would happen if the autism gene was eliminated from the gene pool? You would have a bunch of people standing around in a cave, chatting and socializing and not getting anything done." - Temple Grandin
"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle." - Tim Page
"Yes, I am Autistic. Stare if you must. I am not paying attention to you anyway."
"I have autism. Autism does not have me."
"AUTISM means I won't lead an ordinary life.... I can lead an extraordinary life!"
"I know of nobody who is purely autistic or purely neurotypical. Even God had some autistic moments, which is why the planets all spin." - Jerry Newport
"My child has autism. Questions are appreciated. Parenting advice is not!"
"Autism is not a tragedy. Ignorance is the tragedy."
"I do not suffer from Autism, but I do suffer from the way you treat me." -Tyler Durdin
"Nobody said it would be easy, But it will be worth it."
"All cats have autism."
Said by a young boy, "My autism makes me smart."
"If you've met A child with autism, you've met A child with autism. Each and every one of them is so wonderfully different."
"Children with Autism are angels who lost their way to heaven and fell down on earth."
"She may not be perfect, but she's 100% right."
"I exist; therefore, I am loved."
"Autism is as much a part of humanity as is the capacity to dream." - Kathleen Seidel
"I deserve acceptance and respect as I am."
"Parenting advice is not appreciated unless you too have a child with autism."
"If you're an auti and you know it... Flap your hands!"
"Autism is not contagious, but kindness is..."
"Autism - See the potential!"
"My Autism just might make me smarter than you!"
"Autism does not define my child, but it's part of who he is. When society understands this, then my life will be easier." - Frances Vega-Costas
"Look beyond the autism and you will see someone very special."
"Creativity is so delicate a flower that praise tends to make it bloom, while discouragement often nips it in the bud." - Alex F. Osborn
"Autism is not a puzzle, nor a disease. Autism is a challenge, but certainly not a devastating one." - Trisha Van Berkel
"...research demonstrates that autistic traits are distributed into the non-autistic population; some people have more of them, some have fewer. History suggests that many individuals whom we would today diagnose as autistic – some severely so – contributed profoundly to our art, our math, our science, and our literature." - Morton Gernsbacher