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The Art of Donna Williams
Donna is a young Autistic woman and author of many books on the subject. Two of her books are Nobody Nowhere and Somebody Somewhere. Among many other things she is a very talented artist. Donna has so graciously given me permission to post some of her art on this page.
Poems about Autism
Poems by Sally Meyers
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DON'T MOURN FOR US
You didn't lose a child to autism. You lost
a child because the child you waited for never came into existence. That isn't
the fault of the autistic child who does exist, and it shouldn't be our burden.
We need and deserve families who can see us and value us for ourselves, not
families whose vision of us is obscured by the ghosts of children who never
lived. Grieve if you must, for your own lost dreams. But don't mourn for us. We
are alive. We are real. And we're here waiting for you.
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read for all touched by autism
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