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Autism Doesn’t make me special

“Autism doesn’t make me special. It just makes me different”.

Cadence is an independent thinker, with her own developing values and beliefs.

Full text reads: “I don’t like it when people say I’m special. Special is an adjective. It means better or greater. I’m not better than other people. I’m not more important than my friends. Autism doesn’t make me special. It just makes me different. I’m good at some things. I’m not good at other things, just like everyone else”.

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1 thought on “Autism Doesn’t make me special”

  1. Well said, Cadence! As a 30-year-old man with Asperger Syndrome, I feel that having a super-human idea of people on the autism spectrum is no more helpful than seeing us as incapable or worthless. Either way, we are being held at a distance from our fellow human beings. What we need is for people to recognize our strengths as valid and valuable, and to *not* see our weaknesses as handicaps. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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