Thursday, 2 April 2015

Being Different: Autism Awareness

Welcome to my blog post for Autism Awareness. Leave a comment on this blog to enter the draw for a copy of In-Decision. The draw will end at 6pm GMT, 5th April.

Can you imagine what it's like to be yellow in a sea of blue. 

To be a rainbow sheep in a field of white.

To be the only black person in an entire class.

To be at the top of the stairs, unable to get to the bottom.

Have you ever had to worry about which bathroom to use?

Whether you could understand the language around you?

Being alone in a crowd.

Being alone inside yourself

Do you understand what it is like to be different?

Everyday life for people with autism can be confusing, frightening and lack meaning. They often find understanding and communicating with others particularly difficult, which can leave them feeling isolated.         


I am part of RJ Scott's Autism Awareness Blog Hop. Visit her blog to get all the other participants.


  1. lovely post, and so straightforward every one has felt this way in their life, even if they are the blue and not the yellow, it's facts of life realising you aren't the same as everyone around you, but i think we tend to forget these facts, we aren't all the same and you don't want people judging you for your differences so don't judge others

  2. I think everyone feels like this at some point in their life, but for people with autism, this could be every day. I think the most important thing is to embrace the differences in all of us. Together we're stronger by each bringing something different to the table.

    Oh, and cutest sheep ever! :)

  3. Thanks for post. People can be cruel with those they consider ''different'' but we all are in our own way. Good thing there are also good people out there that help and make you feel comfortable in your own skin.

  4. Great post, Sue. Visually stimulating, simple, but all the more powerful for it.

  5. Beautiful post Sue. A little understanding goes such a long way.

  6. Thank you for the post Sue it was a really interesting way to explain Autism.


  7. Thank you for helping raise awareness. As a mother of a son who has autism and is multipled disabled i can't thank you all enough :)

  8. Very touching post!


  9. I am enjoying the blog hop. There is so much great info being shared. Thanks for helping get the word out.

  10. That was an amazing post. Thank you so much for that! It touches everyone and yet still shows what it's like to be autistic. Beautiful!

  11. Very succinct, thank you Sue.


  12. Love your post, it's really creative and gets right to the point. Thank you for helping to spread awareness.

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