Monday, April 2, 2018

What I Want to Teach About Autism Acceptance

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. 


  1. So good to hear from you Finn I have a a great nephew who is your age. He has autism and lives in California. His name is Josh. I will keep watching your blog.
    Love Isabel

  2. Thank you for sharing your heart, Finn! I learned a lot about and autism. I have a 5 year old granddaughter and will teach her about your feelings. I can’t wait to hear more about your important journey. Keep writing! Laura Hobson

  3. Finn, I loved reading what you had to say! I'd love to hear more from you! You teach people so much, even the people that teach you, learn from you! I am so proud of you for communicating to everyone about what it's like being a kid who has autism. You are amazingly intelligent and I know you have so much more to tell the world!!! Love, Emmy

  4. You are an excellent communicator Finn! I liked your article. It has helped me perhaps, understand my son a little better. My son stims and makes loud noises. He is loving and gentle. I hope that he can learn to communicate and have a friend like you some day. :)

  5. Thanks so much, Finn. We can't wait to have a talk with you soon, maybe at Thanksgiving this year.

  6. Hello Finn, I am happy you are able to spell and talk. Trips with family are so much fun. Hope you get to travel some more. I also hope you get new friends.

  7. I am autistic, too, Finn! I'm 28 years old, and I sometimes need to type to talk to people too. Keep telling people about autism!

  8. Finn you are an amazing boy. This is written beautifully and really showcases your inner voice. It is so wonderful to see you sharing your point of view with others. You are intelligent and funny. Keep communicating your thoughts and feelings and making your voice heard. I am so very proud of you!
    Love, Miss Monica