There is a common saying in our autism community “different not less”. These powerful words were first spoken by Temple Grandin, one of the most well known and well respected individuals with autism.
It got me thinking. There are so many people who judge and criticise autism parents who think differently and who take a different approach to intervention.
I believe we need to extend this saying to the mums, dads, therapists, teachers ….and to anyone whose ideas don’t fit in with what’s considered the ‘norm’. We need to be more accepting of different ideas about autism, autism intervention and people who think differently. Because after all, aren’t we all different not less?
With love and hope,