To raising Autism awareness and Acceptance, and battling negative stereotypes about Autism.
To advocate for the inclusion of Autistic people in the community.
To offer a forum to broadcast our stories and thoughts, and to help the messages of Autistic people and non-Austistic allies reach as many people as possible.
In her own words, Amy Sequenzia wrote this poem "as
I wrote many others, to show that even autistic people who carry the
label of “low functioning” can think independently, even if we need more
help to make our voices heard. I am a free thinker and I will not be
stopped by awkward looks of pity or by disrespect. I am more than my
needs and I am slowly showing my real self. I hope you enjoy it."
Copyright 2011 by Amy Sequenzia
A moment of sanity in the conversation about respect Ask me the question, listen to my answer That’s respect
A moment of love Look into my eyes
See my soul A moment of connection
I am who I am and I hope to be respected I am all my abilities, including my disabilities I expect to be heard
What you see might not seem much This is not my fault because “Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder”
So, be daring, be special and try to see beyond the cover of my being Wise thoughts lie beneath Warm feelings waiting to be shared