Autism Unveiled April 2, World Autism Awareness Day
I am a 35-year old Autistic person living with my passion of helping my peers in the Autistic community self-actualize as we all reach this milestone to make positive changes together through the social model. I’m a Self-Advocacy liaison for an agency in Queens. My mission is to help those in the disability community.
Being Autistic is a gift because I get to focus with intensity on my interests to contribute to the world. I also get to organize myself through my sensory experiences which is different from the mainstream. I have a gift of visual processing through music. When I create art and write I can visualize when I listen to music.
Autism is a struggle because I become too adamant about my opinions, especially when I am extremely easily influenced which causes anxiety that often paralyzes me from doing anything. I’m also a perfectionist which does the same thing to me. The anxiety of passing for the norm in mainstream society is a struggle.
It’s time to FINALLY listen to each other
It’s time for the artist’s way
It’s time for paint
It’s time to write
It’s time for movement
It’s time for music
It’s time for dance
It’s time to dance like my grandpa did
It’s time to listen
It’s really time to listen
It’s really really time for Autism Speaks to listen
It’s really time for society to listen
that the medical model of disability is a problem
that continues to stigmatize and stereotype
any one who is different
without embracing individuality and
celebrating a person for who they are,
their language, and their way of communicating,
their own very need to feel for people,
and any one’s very own need to being
the person they want to be
in the human race.
JUST MOVE Forward
become the person
we all want to be.
This is the overview
of what we all want
of what we all gain
and of what we all have
to be a part of the
of the human race
FAMILY we always loved
FRIENDS we connect to
to be a part of our life too
the Support Network
we ALL always needed
and wanted in our life
Thank you and LOVE and EMBRACE the people in your life who have always been there, are there now, and will be there in the future.
WE may be emotional, we may have different mental mindful ways of what makes us human, we may have different sensory experiences, but most importantly we are part of the human race which is a part of the UNIVERSE!!!
Jason Ross, New York
Jason’s website is drivemomcrazy.com
Jason is part of the Autism Unveiled Project. Six weeks of posts by people on the autism spectrum ending on April 2, 2015, World Autism Awareness Day.