A simple story about a complicated journey that led me to understanding everything I thought I knew about communication was wrong. It took a young man with a communications “disorder” (normies call it that) to open our eyes, ears, hearts, and minds to true connection. I showed our students there are many different kinds of minds and what a wonderful thing that is. Here’s what I shared with them. WARNING: It might seem kinda weird to you.
By autistic standards, the “normal” brain is
easily distractible, is obsessively social, and
suffers from a deﬁcit of attention to detail
and routine. Thus people on the spectrum
experience the neurotypical world as
relentlessly unpredictable and chaotic,
perpetually turned up too loud, and full of
people who have little respect for personal
Number one in your life's blueprint, should
be a deep belief in your own dignity, your
worth and your own somebodiness. Don't
allow anybody to make you feel that you're
nobody. Always feel that you count. Always
feel that you have worth, and always feel
that your life has ultimate signiﬁcance.
Martin Luther King, Jr.