The Autism Anthem

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THE AUTISM ANTHEM

flapping my hands and strolling on my toes
suffer from sensory overload
extremely exclusive ’bout what I elect to eat
I engage in echolalia speech
even though I may avoid eye contact with you
and rarely render reciprocity
your affection and direction allow me to achieve — toward autonomy

pardon me for my persnickety proclivities
and didactic delivery
struggle making sense of someone touching me
what is empathy?
even though I may avoid eye contact with you
and rarely render reciprocity
your affection and direction allow me to achieve — toward autonomy

ABA, Floortime, Miller Method, RDI
I laugh boisterously when other people cry
rocking and twirling and strolling on my toes
at times I feel isolated and all alone
even though I may avoid eye contact with you
and rarely render reciprocity
some day in a sphere not so far away from here I’ll thank you for all you’ve sacrificed for me

Words & Music by Dave Eaton

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One thought on “The Autism Anthem

  1. I am a mother of a 17 yr old with autism….which I intervened with therapies at the age of two. I cannot tell you how important this information is to parents dealing with denial and bad advise. Thank you for bringing light to the fact that this is a front end gift to a child suffering these challenges. With normal situations we gift are children as they need it! Not realizing this therapy is paramount to there day to day survival….again thank you!

    Lacee Helton
    Mother of Bailey….

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