July 16th is Disability Awareness Day (ADA). And there’s no better way to celebrate than by creating awareness about autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.
In order to understand these disorders, we need to delve into the minds of autistic individuals. We need to see the world from their point of view. We need to walk in their shoes.
And in order to help you see and understand the beauty of their unique way of thinking, we’ve gathered a list of our favorite quotes about autism.
“It takes a village to raise a child. It takes a child with autism to raise the consciousness of the village,” Coach Elaine Hall
Think about this quote for a moment. It beautifully captures the importance of letting a child or person with autism flourish and grow at their own pace.
Not only will we learn to accept change and individuality, but we’ll also learn to see things from a different perspective. A person with autism can teach us so many things about life. It takes one person to raise a child with autism but it takes one autistic child to teach the world about unconditional love, patience, and kindness.
“The most interesting people you’ll find are ones that don’t fit into your average cardboard box. They’ll make what they need, they’ll make their own boxes,” Dr. Temple Grandin
The best thing about people with autism is that they’re some of the most interesting people you’ll ever meet. They think differently and look at the world from a different perspective.
Some of the most successful and innovative people in the world are autistic. They’ve been able to use their gift and mind to create something unique for the world—time and time again.
“Not everyone is perfect. There is always an imperfect side to everyone,” Finn Christie
This is one of our favorite quotes because it hits home. Nobody is perfect and they shouldn’t have to be. Living with autism is tough because not everyone understands what you’re thinking and feeling. But everyone has a side to them that the world deems “imperfect.”
We are all imperfect beings and that’s okay. We are all our own individuals, with our own ideas, and with our own view of the world.
And that’s what makes us human.
Louis Scarantino is an autism awareness advocate and motivational speaker. Growing up autistic has helped Louis observe, analyze, and create various strategies and methods to help others like him achieve their goals and dreams in life.