Monday, July 2, 2012

Hello.. My Name is Autism.

Hello.. My name is Autism.

Perhaps you know me or know of me. I am a condition, a "disorder" that affects many people. I strike at will, when and where I want. I leave no marks on those I strike. In fact, I pride myself on the ability to infiltrate a child's life, while leaving him or her strikingly handsome. Many people may not even know I am there. Some people blame the child for what I cause him or her to do. I do as I please.

I am Autism. I strike boys and girls. I find my best victims to be boys around the age of 2, but any child will do. I affect one child and "infect" the entire family.

I am Autism. I strike rich and poor alike. The rich combat me with education and therapy. The poor shut their children away and cannot afford to fight me. I am able to win in the lives of poor children more than I am those of the wealthy, but I will try to take root anywhere.

I am Autism. I am an equal opportunity disorder. I strike all races. In fact, I strike everywhere on Earth. I know no geographical bounds. I do not discriminate based upon religion either. When I strike, there will be little time for any of that anyway. When they find me, they will question everything they believe in, so why would I strike only one group? I have affected followers of every religion on the planet.

I am Autism. I am strong and getting stronger every year, every month, every day, every minute and every second. I am concerned that money might be allotted to combat me but so far, I have little to fear. Some countries like the United States , would rather spend money on such ludicrous things as opposed to combating me.

I am Autism. When I come, I come to stay. I take the dreams and hopes of families and trample them with delight. I see the fear and confusion in the eyes of my victims and see the formation of wrinkles, the worries and pain on the face of their parents. I see the embarrassment their child causes because of me and the parent's unsuccessful attempt to hide their child, and me. I see tears the parents cry and feel and the tears of their child. I leave sorrow in my wake.

I am Autism. I take away and give nothing but bewilderment and loathing in return. I take speech and learning. I take socialization and understanding. I take away "common sense" and, if I am allowed to flourish, I take away all but their physical life. What I leave behind, is almost worse than death.

I am Autism. I fear nothing except courage. I fear those who take a stand against me and attempt to fight me and bring others into the fight as well. I fear those who try to make it safe and easier for my victims in the community, and their families. I fear those who push ahead. I fear the day I will be eradicated from the planet. Yet, I do not fear too much right now. There is no need.

Hello. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Autism. Perhaps you know me or know of me, if not don't worry, you will meet me soon....
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