Saturday, December 31, 2011

You know that story, or maybe it's a proverb....

about four, maybe five men, who were blindfolded, taken to an elephant, and asked to say what elephants are like, just from feeling different parts of its body, without ever having seen an elephant? I think autism is like the elephant.  Most people, upon finding out that I have Asperger's, do not believe me, because I'm no Kim Peek.  Odd that Peek's movie self was autistic, since Peek himself wasn't.  Anyways, I just wanted to say that Autism is like an elephant, having many sides.  It can be long and flexible, like the trunk, it can be thick and solid like one of its legs, or it can be curvy and high, like the side of the animal.  It can even be skinny, with hair at one end, like the tail, or thin and droopy, like the ears.

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