Non-Verbal Autistic Writes An Important Letter!

A 16-year-old with nonspeaking autistic wrote a letter about autism and law enforcement.


This is definitely worth a read! As a mother of a child with autism, it really matters, but it should matter to more than we parents. These autistic children of ours are members of OUR society and one day will have to interact with everyone out there in some form or another. It’s best everyone learn what they’re really like…

Source: Nonspeaking Teen Explains Autism in Letter to Police

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  1. I suffer from aphasia and people burst out in laughter when I gave my right thumb and not my wrong one, in my opinion, because I did not understand what they asked. I am not sinister, my left arm is weakened because of nerve pinching in my neck but also after stroke. I am not English. Why ask me for a thumb that had left, in so many ways, when I have a fully functioning one that is right? Are they that thumb dumb but laugh at me? I am not awetistiq yet I understand some of their plight. “Normal” people are the retards lacking the capacity to understand. They are as cranky as Model T Fords from a boring production line. “Special needs” people are just more special. More unique. More individual. And academically classified and judged by highly educated, trained idiots. As seen from my angle of realism.

    1. Pete, realism is indeed your angle 🙂 I appreciate your understanding… of the many things that my son has a nearly “savant” level of understanding for, such as music, the drums primarily, he lacks so much in the social setting, it’s nearly gutwrenching. He tackles understanding where he can step into a conversation, for instance, but learned the drums well enough to play with our band in less than two months time.

      1. Ferrari and Maserati perform better than any little Ford. They are special. Expensive. Require extra care. Specialised servicing by responsible adults. Which is why God chose you to look after one of His grander creations. My IQ of 132 is insufficient to make me play drums. To me, every drummer is a wizard and Phil Collins a magician. Your son by far exceeds me and I salute him. Please do show him this.

        1. Wow! What a way to look at it! I will, indeed, show him this and I can already see his smile 🙂 He spent most of today kicking himself for all that he can NOT do, perhaps it would do him well to see what he IS capable of sets him apart from others…Thank you!

          1. He should be dancing with joy about the things he can do so much better than boring, mundane, rather average, unexciting people.

          2. I may have to video it so he can “see himself” doing these things 🙂

  2. Love this 💕 as a behavioral therapist for children with autism, I was really touched by this. Thank you

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