Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Thursday Thirteen - Autism Quotes

April is Autism Awareness Month

  1. "I see people with Asperger's syndrome as a bright thread in the rich tapestry of life" - Tony Attwood.
  2. "It seems that for success in science or art, a dash of autism is essential" Hans Asperger.
  3.  "Nobel prize-calibre geniuses often have certain core autistic features at their heart" Allan Snyder, director of Sydney University's Centre for the Mind.
  4. "If I could snap my fingers and be nonautistic, I would not - because then I wouldn't be me. Autism is part of who I am." --Temple Grandin
  5. "I do not suffer from Autism, but I do suffer from the way you treat me." -Tyler Durdin
  6. "Someone with Asperger’s really is like you, just more extreme." Dr. Winnie Dunn
  7. "Autism is as much a part of humanity as is the capacity to dream." -- Kathleen Seidel
  8. "Autism is a way of being. It is pervasive; it colors every experience, every sensation, perception, thought, emotion, and encounter, every aspect of existence. It is not possible to separate the autism from the person." --Jim Sinclair
  9. "Many autistics are told that they are broken, diseased, and dysfunctional. This is simply untrue. My wish for all autistics is that they will realize their self-worth and not believe the myth that they are someone that needs fixing." --Patti Shepard
  10. "There are many, many people in the world. Some of them are unusual, just like some of the stones on a beach are unusual. The unusual stones can help us to understand the unusual people who are autistic." --Dave Spicer
  11. "I am not defective. I am different..." --Liane Holliday Willey
  12. "Autism to me is not 'wrong', not subhuman, not a collection of deficits, it is simply 'other'. Another reality. And like anything different, it is going to jar." --Beth Silver   
  13. "Exceptional human beings must be given exceptional educational treatment, treatment which takes into account their special difficulties. Further, we can show that despite abnormality, human beings can fulfill their social role within the community, especially if they find understanding, love and guidance.”
    Hans Asperger


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Shelley Munro said...

Great list of quotes. They're all inspiring, but I think I like #11 best.

Xakara said...


Happy TT,

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Journeywoman said...

# 5 is brilliant.

That being said my favorite Temple Grandin quote is "Different, not less."

Happy TT.

Adelle Laudan said...

I love #8 definition. It says it all in just a few words.
Happy T13!

Pearl said...

people with autism broken? everyone's broken.

funny, I was talking about how Nobel-prize people are distinct too.

Mary Quast said...

Great quotes! Happy T13!

Alice Audrey said...

It's autism awareness month? This explains why my kids have suddenly become interested in it. My son was disappointed to discover he isn't.


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