What Autistic Looks Like…

by frogpondsrock on July 7, 2012

in Amy,Aspergers,Autism,Isaac

Inspired by the Autism Positivity flash blog  Marita from Stuff with Thing and her friend, Jeanie from Reinventing Mommy started a blog, What Autistic Looks Like to show the world that Autistic looks like, You and I, Autism looks just like Us.

This is what Autistic looks like to me.

Autism looks pretty normal to me.

To follow the conversation on twitter these are the hashtags to look for.  #WhatAutisticLooksLike #Autism #AutismPositivity

{ 13 comments }

Sharon @ Funken Wagnel July 7, 2012 at 3:55 pm

They look beautiful:)

frogpondsrock July 7, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Yes, I think they do as well. :)

Fiona July 7, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Those kids are awesome xx

frogpondsrock July 7, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Why yes, Yes they are Fiona. :)

river July 7, 2012 at 7:28 pm

I read your headline and wondered what on earth you were going on about. Autistic doesn’t have a “look”.
You can’t look at a crowd of kids and pick the autistic one.
It’s the invisible disability.
And there are so many different degrees of it.

Amy and Isaac are looking great!

Do you like chocolate?

frogpondsrock July 7, 2012 at 7:34 pm

That was why Marita and Jeanie started their new blog together to show that Autsim doesn’t have a look at all. :) Yes I like chocolate, River. Quite a lot actually.

Rambling Woods July 8, 2012 at 12:39 am

First visit..this is a great idea..and yes as a special education teacher, I can agree…most challenges look just like us…Michelle

frogpondsrock July 9, 2012 at 8:24 am

Thanks for commenting Michelle :)

Andrea @ From The Sol July 8, 2012 at 6:11 am

Labels have their place in a medical setting, but outside … they are useless and misused. A child is a child, to be loved and taught and understood. As adults we lead them as long as they will follow and then we let them go to become who they are. They don’t need labels to tell them who they are … it comes from inside, from the heart. I love your pictures, they are beautiful children.

Andrea @ From The Sol

frogpondsrock July 9, 2012 at 8:25 am

Yes Andrea I agree with you about the labels. It was a shame to see a celebrity use “You Look Autistic” as an insult but no-one ever said that celebrity equalled brains.

Sophia Grace July 9, 2012 at 2:45 am

Cutie Pie Pants!

frogpondsrock July 9, 2012 at 8:26 am

Oh yes indeed Sophia, They make my heart ache with love

Marylin July 11, 2012 at 10:12 am

Pretty normal, and absolutely gorgeous to boot!
You know, I’ve yet to meet, or see a photo of, an autistic child who isn’t absolutely gorgeous! :) xx

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