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About 'I Want To Say'

We very much appreciate and greatly value the various perspectives shared through the flash blog and throughout the process of making the film, ‘I Want to Say.’ We are particularly grateful to the individuals on the spectrum, including those within Autism Speaks and those who were integral in the creation of the documentary, who not only help to shape our views, but who serve as our True North in everything that we do here at Autism Speaks.

What It Is Like To Be Autistic (For those of you who aren't)

This blog post is by Sam Barron who says, “This was the first poem that I wrote for my first year of high school. It was an assigned poem that I quickly wrote up two periods before it was due. Got a standing ovation. Enjoy!”

It's not having a social ability, 
not being able to have a normal conversation. 
It's your parents, afraid of telling you this 
because they don't know what to do. 
It's getting a simple hit in the brain 
causing you to lose your ability to speak well.