About

My name is Henry. I am 14 years old and I have non verbal autism. This is my blog. I spell my posts out on an A-Z letter board and my mom takes down my words on paper, then types them up for me here. Everything posted here is my exact words unless it’s noted otherwise.

My main idea for this blog is to inform others of what being a non verbal autistic is like, and to help end negativity about autism.

Thanks for reading.

 

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14 thoughts on “About

    • Hi Harry, it’s killer that you type. I’m working on typing but I still use a letter board now mostly. Keep up the good work; we need more autistic voices. ~ Henry

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  1. Henry,

    My name is Mr. Hill. I will be your Biology teacher for this school year at Waukesha North. I am very excited to learn more about you, work with you, learn with you, and explore Biology with you. I am very impressed with your blog and your ability to communicate your thoughts and feelings. You write well above your grade level. Keep up the hard work and you will do great things this year!

    By the way, do you communicate through RPM on your letter board? I worked with a student who had autism last year and was able to learn how to communicate through RPM.

    Excited for the possibilities,

    Mr. Hill

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  2. Hi Henry!
    My name is Alexia and I have a son who is non-verbal. I recently started a blog where I am translating pieces by autistic people into Portuguese ( I am from Brazil). I would love to translate your piece about non-verbal autism. Let me know what you think.

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  3. Hi Henry,
    Several members of my family are on the autism spectrum. I started a website (www.autistikids.com) to connect people to autistic voices & perspectives and I’d love to add yours. May I? I don’t know if you have a Facebook account, but if you do, please visit Autistikids if you like. I’d be pleased to click “like” on your page. Thanks!

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  4. Hello Henry,

    I just thought I’d take the time to leave you a note about how important your blog is to the autistic community. As an autistic adult, your words are a welcome edition to the movement to make respect and acceptance the focus of autism advocacy.

    You are obviously academically gifted. At first, people thought that I, too, was unfit for the neurotypical (non-autistic) world. I was–and sometimes I still am–called lazy, rude, unsympathetic, and even worthless. It was only when I learned that I am autistic that I realized that none of these things are true. I returned to college–I’d flunked out two times previously–and excelled. I graduated with summa cum laude with a B.A. in Sociology and minors in English and Honors Studies. I am currently one semester away from being granted an M.A. in Rhetoric and Composition, and I have a 4.0 GPA. I don’t tell you these things to brag, but I tell you knowing that you, too, can accomplish great things–I am sure you know that, but a little encouragement and camaraderie can go a long way . I’ve never been ashamed of my autism; it’s made me the person that I am today.

    I hope that one day you will join me. You are a terrific, gifted writer. Although I am the first person at my Writing Center at Texas State University to have been diagnosed with autism, I am not the last. We currently have three autistic tutors, and we’ve had a number of disabled tutors and staff. Many of us have been promoted to positions of authority. Maybe one day, you might join us–you certainly have the writing talent!

    With great hopes for your future,
    Shaun

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  5. Hi Henry, My son is 16 and nonverbal. The value that you and other Autistic advocates bring to the parent community is invaluable. Currently, I am an exception, because I’ve learned from people such as yourself the value of presuming competence and continuing to challenge my son. But, as more voices like yours are heard, the more “Warrior Autism Parents” will have their eyes opened to the potential of their child, if supported and encouraged and not “cured’.
    Please keep up the excellent work!
    Dennis

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  6. Hi Henry!
    I just found your blog and read a lot of it. I’m not autistic, but I love finding blogs like yours, that help me learn how I can be more helpful and supportive. Thank you for all the effort you put into it. I’ve learned a lot and I’m looking forward to reading your future posts.
    Wishing you the best,
    Bizzy

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  7. Hi Henry, You inspire me so much.. I’m working with a girl with autism and what you write really confirms how I feel and encourages me with how I can respect, understand and love her even more!
    Thank you,
    Johanna

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  8. Ps. This comment under your heading ‘Love’ is beautiful.. You are amazing 🙂
    “If you meet someone rude to you, you must pray for them, not hate them. They need love.” -Henry

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  9. Henry, your blog is currently included on our Actually Autistic Blogs List (anautismobserver.wordpress.com). Please click on the “How do you want your blog listed?” link at the top of that site to personalize your blog’s description.
    Thank you.
    Judy (An Autism Observer)

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