I would like to introduce you to my friends for Autism Acceptance Month. I am proud of each of my Guest Bloggers for raising their voices. We may not be able to speak with our mouths, but we have a lot to say. -Philip
Guest Blog by Finn Murphy
I am Finn Murphy. I am seven. I am autistic. I love taking trips with my family. Something important to me is to have lots of learning for kids having autism.
One thing that I wish people tried to do if they notice me being stimmy is to not stare at me. Sometimes I need to flap my hands and to make noises that scare others. Stimming helps me stay more calm in social situations like going to the store. I try my hardest to not get overwhelmed outside. But sometimes it gets really noisy like at the mall causing me to feel really overwhelmed.
I especially suggest that people talk to me like I am not stupid because I have good things to say too. I found my voice through spelling making my life so much better. When others talk to me I type my answers so it might take me longer to answer you. Learn to wait for me to answer you please. Then you may find that I am nice. Hear me and learn to not pay too much attention to what my body is doing. Never have to be afraid of asking me a question.
My hope for the future is to have tons of friends that are autistic like me so everyone really is understanding.