Fox and Brayden


Fox and BraydenI AM BRAYDEN. I AM EIGHT YEARS OLD. I HAVE TWO SISTERS AND A SERVICE DOG NAMED GUSTO.  I CAME UP WITH THIS LIST WITH MY BEST FRIEND FOX. WE BOTH HAVE AUTISM AND ARE NON VERBAL.  WE USE RAPID PROMPTING METHOD (RPM) TO TALK. WE CAME UP WITH THE MISCONCEPTIONS LIST BECAUSE WE WANTED TO INFORM PEOPLE ABOUT AUTISM.  IT MEANS THE WORLD TO ME TO HAVE A FRIEND THAT UNDERSTANDS WHAT IT’S LIKE TO LIVE WITH AUTISM.  HE ACCEPTS ME FOR WHO I AM INCLUDING MY FLAWS. THATS WHAT GOOD FRIENDS ARE FOR.  I ACCEPT HIM FOR
WHO HE IS. WE CAN TALK ABOUT AUTISM AND ANYTHING AT ALL REALLY. I AM
HAPPY WE ARE BEST FRIENDS. GOOD FRIENDS RESPECT ONE ANOTHER. AUTISM IS
A GIFT AND IT SHOULD NEVER BE A BURDEN BUT A BLESSING FROM GOD.  LOVE
YOUR AUTISTIC AND BELIEVE IN THEM. THEY HAVE THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS
JUST LIKE THE REST OF US. TREAT US LIKE ANYBODY ELSE.  WE HAVE A HARD
TIME EXPRESSING OURSELVES AND CONTROLLING OUR BODIES. HELP AUTISTICS
FIND THEIR VOICE AND HELP CHANGE THE VIEWS ON AUTISM. CHANGING AUTISM
ONE VOICE AT A TIME.

I AM FOX. I AM EIGHT YEARS OLD. I LEARNED TO TALK WITH LETTERS LAST
MAY. LETTERS ARE MISSING IN LOTS OF AUTISTICS LIVES. MOM TEACHES
INTERESTING THINGS TO ME AND I AM WISHING ALL AUTISTICS ARE ABLE TO
LEARN INTERESTING THINGS TOO. MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT AUTISM ALWAYS KEEP
HAPPENING. I HOPE THIS LIST HELPS KEEP MISCONCEPTIONS AWAY. I BECAME
FRIENDS WITH BRAYDEN AFTER HE STARTED TALKING WITH LETTERS TOO. I LOVE
BEING FRIENDS WITH BRAYDEN. HE IS FUN TO TALK TO AND PLAY WITH.
TALKING TO SOMEONE WITH AUTISM MAKES EACH DAY MAKE SENSE. THE LIST
REALLY SHOWS HOW AUTISM IS MISUNDERSTOOD. I HOPE YOU ALL LIKE OUR
LIST.

Misconceptions About Autism:

Brayden: HAVING A STUPID MIND
Fox: THAT AUTISTICS ARE ALWAYS DOING WHAT THEY WANT TO DO
B: THAT WE CAN’T LEARN
F: THAT AUTISTICS ARE NOT ABLE TO ALWAYS UNDERSTAND OTHER PEOPLE TALKING
B: THAT AUTISTICS HAVE CONTROL OF THEIR BODIES ALL THE TIME
F: THAT AUTISM MEANS WE LEARN A LOT SLOWER THEN EVERYONE ELSE
B: THAT AUTISTICS ARE BADLY BEHAVED
F: THAT AUTISTICS YELL ON PURPOSE
B: THAT AUTISTICS DON’T NEED FRIENDS
F: I AM LIKING THAT ONE
B: ITS BULL
F: BRAYDEN IS A GOOD FRIEND
B: YOU’RE A GOOD FRIEND TOO FOX

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