When Norrin was first diagnosed with autism, very few people could provide advice, but everyone tried to offer words of comfort. If I had a nickel for every time I heard, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” or, ”God doesn’t give you anything you can’t handle,” then I’d never have to worry about paying out of pocket for ABA therapy ever again.
I know. I know people meant well, but it was hard. I had too many questions and filled with too much uncertainty, to accept what people were saying. Neither of those sayings gave me the peace or the insight I needed.
Two years ago, I was provided with a review copy of Awesome Autism Quotes: Inspiration, Humor & Reflections by Margaret “Pegi” Price. The book features 135 quotes. After each quote, Price explains how it can be applied to autism. Price also provided space for the reader to insert their own personal reflections or experiences. I remember wishing I had read it during those first few weeks Norrin after was diagnosed.
And on days when I need to really put things in perspective, I return to Price’s book. And since this is Autism Awareness Month, I thought I’d share my top ten favorite Awesome Autism Quotes with you.
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