My young nephew has sensory processing differences, which means he may have some difficulties learning in the same way as others. He does not have autism, but neither is he neuro-typical (NT), so I have been curious to understand differences and even explore my own point on the neuro/processing spectrum.
I came across this blog, by a mother in collaboration with her autistic daughter and have been following it for some weeks now. Each time I read a new post, my heart almost bursts. So I want to share with you, just to widen knowledge, understanding and break down a few more barriers.
Thank you, Ariane and Emma. x
And a further bonus – it has nothing whatsoever to do with myeloma or cancer – Phew! ;)
Originally posted on Emma's Hope Book:
I asked Emma whether she wanted to finish the story she began about an otter or talk about something else. She wrote:
“I want to talk about the New Year.
“This is a meaningful year because I am beginning to write about my ideas about autism and how people need an education in applying what Autistic people feel.
“Fear is non-living. It cripples the mind and deadens the soul. Raging beasts of pain masquerading as stims cause many to misunderstand.
“I am not without thought. My forever beautiful mind needs nourishment all the time. Autistic people are left to linger in a secluded world by those who could be helping instead of harming them.
“Please care enough to alter how you interact with those who may seem different than you, but who are actually the same. We are all beings with similar feelings and hopes.
“Do not believe your fears…
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