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A Poem I Wrote After My Parents Told Me I Was On The Autism Spectrum

I was looking through old photos at my parent’s house and found a poem that I wrote after I was diagnosed with autism. Even though I was diagnosed with autism at 4, I wouldn’t find out about autism diagnosis till [...]

By |August 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Poem I Wrote After My Parents Told Me I Was On The Autism Spectrum

To The Parent Whose Child Was Diagnosed with Autism Today

'Your child has autism.'  This comment from my experiences has came with different emotions for different people. Sadness of the uncertainty… Happiness about finally knowing what the diagnosis was… And often a neutral look where I cannot see any expression. [...]

By |August 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on To The Parent Whose Child Was Diagnosed with Autism Today

Teacher Writes Inspiring Letter to Student with Autism Who Didn’t Pass a Test

Ben Twist, an 11-year-old boy with autism who attends Lansbury Bridge School and Sports College received an important message from one of his teacher’s recently. After Ben didn’t pass a standardized test his teacher, Mrs. Clarkson, wrote this letter to [...]

By |July 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Teacher Writes Inspiring Letter to Student with Autism Who Didn’t Pass a Test

To the fraternity that goes the extra mile to help people with autism

Dear Alpha Xi Delta, One message I share a lot about is the importance of having a “village.” In our autism community it is often a person with autism’s parents, family, teachers and therapists who become part of that village. [...]

By |April 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on To the fraternity that goes the extra mile to help people with autism

Watch: Television Host on the Autism Spectrum Hopes to Meet Jimmy Fallon

“A great deal of my inspiration to become one of the first talk show hosts with autism in the country has come from your career…” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_32OA94Vkg On a brand new episode of the “Different is Beautiful Show” I shared [...]

By |November 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Watch: Television Host on the Autism Spectrum Hopes to Meet Jimmy Fallon

Autism: A Letter to Demi Lovato Who Reminded Me That ‘I Am Enough’

Dear Demi Lovato, A few months ago I was listening to Z100 where they mentioned one of your recent performances where you kept saying the words “I am enough” right before you went onstage. You may not have ever expected [...]

By |October 27th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Autism: A Letter to Demi Lovato Who Reminded Me That ‘I Am Enough’

A Letter to the Seattle Seahawks Who Are Supporting Our Autism Community!

Dear Seattle Seahawks, I've been following what you've been doing in the autism community for the past several years now. It all started when I learned that Mr. John Schneider, your general manager has a son named Ben who’s on [...]

By |October 19th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Letter to the Seattle Seahawks Who Are Supporting Our Autism Community!

A Letter to P!nk Who Donated $50,000 Towards iPads for People with Autism

Dear P!nk, I don't know if you'll ever receive this letter but I just had to give you the praise you truly deserve. At Autism Speaks first ever LA Chef Gala out of the goodness of your heart you donated $50,000 [...]

By |October 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Letter to P!nk Who Donated $50,000 Towards iPads for People with Autism

An open letter to those who bully people with special needs

Dear Bully, When I was in public school I used to be bullied by people like you. You would see me in the corner, usually trying to keep to myself and wonder why I was there. Other times you would [...]

By |September 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment

To The Classmate Who Told Me I Couldn’t Have Autism Because I Could Talk

Dear Classmate, I know you may have not believed me the day I told you I was on the autism spectrum. You said it was the first time you ever met someone who had the disorder. We were both in [...]

By |August 12th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on To The Classmate Who Told Me I Couldn’t Have Autism Because I Could Talk