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A Different Kind of Normal: An Autistic Adjustment to the “Real World”

These are probably the most beautiful words I have ever read. Thank you so very much for taking the time to share your experience with your brother. My son is just a few years younger than Robby and it sounds as though they would have a lot in common which is very comforting to me, so thanks again. Love and blessings to you and your sacred family.

Imagine a world where everyone around you could simply never seem to catch your drift; a world where you tried hard to maintain and guard your treasured simplicity while everyone around you goes about bombarding you with their complexity. Imagine standing in line with hundreds of thousands of other people waiting to take a peep through a giant telescope labelled life. After everyone before you is asked what they saw, the response is always the colour red. When your time finally comes and you get to take your peep,you gleefully belt out what you see, the colour blue. Your response is met with hostility and frowns. You’re told to stop being rebellious, that there is no time to entertain your supposed over active imagination or your defiance towards normality. You aren’t elated anymore, you shrink into a tiny shell of dissapointment, a shell that is lined with fear. You resolve…

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