Saturday, April 23, 2011
On My Love Affair with Autism
I love Autism because it inspired me - enought to pull me back to my true love: writing.
I love Autism because it has brought me here, to meet you. To learn from and share with you, to forge deeply meaningful friendships and wide reaching connections that I will not only cherish for my entire life, but which I could not possibly imagine my life without.
I love Autism because diversity and yes, even difficulty, make the world a richer place.
But most of all I love Autism because it, as much as I, created my son. And if you met him you would know that he is passion and compassion, beauty and wisdom, humour and fear, and darkness and light, all embodied. He is Autism, and I love them both.