Again I created a sketch to start with...
The front of it has the first and last stanza's. I've bolded certain parts that I want Aleks to really take with him.
I hold only a few similarities
to the character in “Rain Man.”
When I am out on the playground,
never say to my mother,
“I would have never guessed that;
he looks so normal”
The face of autism is not a defined one.
I often hear people say to my mum,
“It must be so hard for you”
– no one ever says that to me.
In fact, no one expects me to understand or respond
because of the face society has painted autism to be.
I do not know all that autism is, but I know who I am.
I am special, and cherished.
Almost like a superhero
I was set aside to have these unique abilities.
They are not a disability.
They are not something to fear.
In a way they are magical.
I have unlocked parts of my brain that others cannot.
When you look at me, don’t look at me
with sadness or feel sorry for me.
Look at me with wonderment and
I will amaze you every time."
Now onto challenge 2... something even more personal for me... I might share - depending how it turns out....