I am aware that autism is not a diagnosis anyone wants to receive for their child. I am telling you that my chance to make the world a better place comes from being autistic. God has called me to be different. Many people are chosen to be different to make the world have changes that make society progress. There are many ways we can progress. We make technological, artistic, social, and economic advances. Good comes from being able to see things in a new way that makes lives better.
My mom has learned to see autism differently. When I was younger I got yelled at often about things I could not control. People thought because I could not talk and I moved in repetitive ways I was lost in my own world with no thoughts or feelings. I paid attention to everything. I waited for my voice everyday. It would not come out of my mouth. It was buried in my mind where no one could see it but God. I got very good at talking to God.
God is with me and is always communicating with me. I make free my thoughts now because God has made a way for me to communicate without my mouth. I am now able to share this with you. I am pleased that people who are unable to speak can now find a way to communicate. This is the progress I can help bring to the world.
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