Sunday, June 24, 2018

Sandra Westendorf

Sandra Westendorf (A.K.A. Sandra L. Coelho), Author

"Autism, is part of my child, it's not everything he is. My child is so much more than a diagnosis (Sandra Westendorf, The World According to August, January 31, 2011)."

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State, US Senator, First Lady

"As a country, we must make a priority of supporting the millions of Americans with autism, and their loved ones. Too many American families are staying up at night worrying about their family members, especially children, who are living with autism (Hillary Clinton, Time, Hillary Clinton Announces Plan to Address Autism, January 5, 2016)."

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Chris Christie

Chris Christie, Governor of New Jersey

"We have to get out of the mindset that folks who are on the Autism spectrum can't work. They absolutely can work. There are lots of jobs out there that they can do and do very well and feel fulfilled by doing everyday (Chris Christie, The Respectability Report, Christie on Drug Addiction, Caucus Accessibility & Autism, January 23, 2016)."

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Ken Siri

Ken Siri, Autism Father, Author

"Everyone, especially autism parents, have gone through challenging times. And we all get through these times. Some though seem to come through easier and emerge stronger than before. The secret lies in staying present and maintaining a balanced mind-set (Ken Siri, Autism Speaks, Things I've Learned as a Single Autism Dad, June 17, 2015)."

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Dan Olawski

Dan Olawski, Autism Father, Writer/Editor

"As Autism Dads we have many great opportunities to be joyous. Our children face a daily battle at times just getting through the day…each time they overcome those challenges is a time to be filled with joy. Perhaps your child has just beaten a severe stim, or tried eating a new food, or successfully used the potty. Let yourself see the joy in that, Autism Dad. I know my heart overflows on those rare times that Mikey looks me straight in the eye and says, “Daddy.” You don’t need to look very far for a joyful occasion (Dan Olawski, Autism Society, PB&J: The Secret to Being a Great Autism Dad)."

My Apologies to Eleanor Roosevelt

You can often change autism by changing your attitude.

The above words were inspired by Eleanor Roosevelt, who actually said, "You can often change your circumstances by changing your attitude (AZQuotes)."

Monday, January 18, 2016

My Apologies to Bernice King

I'll do whatever I can, and leave the autism to God.

The above words were inspired by Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King, Jr., who actually said, "I'll do whatever I can, and leave the rest to God (Wikiquotes: Bernice King)."