"Those people reading these words
should believe that even if someone with autism can't speak that doesn’t mean
they have nothing to say. I think we should always believe that people can do
great things if we understand the kind of help they need and give it without
wanting the person to be different. On the inside there is a lot happening you
can't see. Don’t be angry when we do things you don’t understand. I think you
should remember that everyone wants tobe loved for who they are."
Oliver, 11 years old September 23, 2013
***This post is DaySixtySeven's contribution to the This is Autism Flashblog, in response to the negative rhetoric of Autism Speaks.