Today I read an article from The Salt Lake Tribune about an amazing person named, Dora Raymaker who happens to have an autism spectrum diagnosis. She gave insights as to how important the people in her life are to her, and she also noted that the misconception held by some, that those on the spectrum don’t have feelings, leads to a lack of accountability for atrocities committed against people on the spectrum. See the link to this below:
I hope to change these notions by educating people about how amazing those on the spectrum can be, and by emphasizing the importance of holding everyone accountable for their actions.
My ultimate goal is to change our world one person at a time to a place of acceptance of differences, so that all people can reach their full potential. I know that just because someone expresses themselves differently, it does not mean they don’t feel just as deeply as those of us who cry openly. Please help me to pass on the message of teaching tolerance.
D. S. Walker