A Message from a High Functioning Autistic

Can you drive?

Can you go to public school?

Can you learn how to play guitar?

Can you read a book?

Can you understand?

Can you follow directions?

Do you hear me?


So many questions.

I’m here, aren’t I?

I can do all these things.


What are you thinking?

Do you care?

What is wrong with you?

Can you-

Can you-

Can you-


So many questions!

Why does it matter?

Why are you concerned with what I cannot do?

What about what I can do?


Be in a play

Lead in a musical

Attend High School

Graduate College

Work in Corporate

Mother children

Grow old


You think I can only survive.

But I can thrive.

Just watch.


This poem is about: 
My family
My community
Our world


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