Finding Acceptance with Autism 

Posted: March 5, 2017 by AMCPress And Co in Activism, advocacy
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Acceptance doesn’t come easy when you are different. I growing up struggled to find acceptance with myself since I felt that I was alone. As I grew up I knew I had a voice and I can do great things and help others.

As I started to see what I was experiencing I felt that I myself had to self- advocate at that time in my life I didn’t know what self advocating was and is.

My time in a public school was filled with challenges by students and some of staff. The special education teachers had limited resources in comparison with those teachers who didn’t teach special education.

As a child I always liked technology it was difficult for those who were in special education to get to use technology. As time went by in high school the special education teachers were allowed to use technology once or twice from what I would recall.

I started accepting that I am different as I was in my sophomore year where I knew that if I didn’t like what I was being faced with I would be able to help advocate for myself since I wanted to have the chance to be in inclusive classes and yes I know it’s a challenge for other teachers.

As much as I have Autism it doesn’t defy me as a person. I know my voice matters and I’ll keep advocating for myself and others since the need is greater than you would expect especially when you feel like you don’t have a voice. I’ve been able to continue to advocate for myself and over the years I’ve advocated for others as well.  

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