Great article at TPGA: Advice to Young Autistics: Stick Around and Become Awesome

8 Jul

The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism (TPGA) has an article today by Nick Walker: Advice to Young Autistics: Stick Around and Become Awesome. Here’s the introduction:

So you’re a young Autistic person, and maybe you think you’re broken; maybe you think you’re doomed to a life of misery. You’re in pain, maybe depressed, maybe angry. Maybe you’re even considering suicide.

Sorry you’re going through that. I’ve been there myself, and it sucks.

But I survived. And although it took some time and involved some major struggles, I eventually ended up becoming a very happy adult with an awesome life where I spend much of my time doing things that I love — a life full of good friendships, good community, and those simple moments of joy, grace, kindness, and connection that make a life worthwhile. I’m glad I stuck around long enough to get here. The hard parts were worth it.

I hope I have you hooked and you will go to the TPGA site and read the rest.

By Matt Carey

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3 Responses to “Great article at TPGA: Advice to Young Autistics: Stick Around and Become Awesome”

  1. Liz Ditz (@lizditz) July 9, 2012 at 00:28 #

    Thanks for the plug, Sully, and thanks to Nick Walker for writing it.

  2. Shannon July 9, 2012 at 05:24 #

    Thanks for getting the word out. So grateful to Nick for writing this post.

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