🔠 𝐖𝐎𝐑𝐃𝐒 𝐒𝐇𝐀𝐏𝐄 𝐎𝐔𝐑 𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐓𝐘! 🔠
Two friends attend a party. Friend #1 wants to introduce Friend #2 to another person (Friend #3).
Among the crowd of people, they see Friend #3 across the room.
They start to walk over. But before they reach Person #3, Friend #1 leans over to Friend #2 and mutters: “𝘑𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘴𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸, 𝘩𝘦’𝘴 𝘨𝘰𝘵 𝘈𝘋𝘋 𝘴𝘰 𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘢 𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘥 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘺𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯…”
As Friend #2 is introduced to Friend #3, they take a quick liking to each other. They have a lot in common and connect very easily!
But Friend #2 is also honestly a bit confused. In their mind, they were expecting to have a hard time talking to Friend #3. After all, they were just told Friend #3 has ADD…🤔
🌟 𝐋𝐀𝐁𝐄𝐋𝐒 𝐀𝐑𝐄 𝐀𝐍 𝐄𝐗𝐏𝐋𝐀𝐍𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍, 𝐍𝐎𝐓 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐃𝐄𝐒𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍! 🌟
When people hear the word “Autism” they have a preconceived idea of a person who is going to fit that label. A lot of people I know think of Dustin Hoffman’s character from “Rain Man”. 👤
This is not limited to the word “Autism” either. ⬆️
Every word carries a set of meanings and interpretations for the person who receives them. Many people can hear the word “Autism” today and, by virtue of the word itself, have been primed to think less of someone as an individual and more as something “deficient”, “less”, “wrong”.
We forget the common humanity of a person in place of their psychiatric negation. 😔
That’s why my mission exists. 🙌
You are more than a label. You are more than other people’s assumptions about you. Your life is more than the descriptions in a diagnostic manual. 💪
Show what’s possible. You define you, and you create you. ❤️
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