The Seemingly Contradictory Journey of Girls with Autism

Though some think autism does not exist in girls, you travel that truth every day.

Appearing to alternate between silent and overwhelmed, your demeanor camouflages your fascination with the landscape.

Though you do not express your joys and struggles, you experience them as you do the highest of hills and the lowest of valleys.

You carry your burdens in a way that serves to increase your strength.

Though accompanied by others, you frequently feel that you travel alone.

Those who do travel with you stay close.

You regularly monitor the headway of your companions, assisting them when able.

When it feels like it takes you more steps than others to travel the same distance, you keep stepping.

Others marvel as the methods you use to traverse the distance are unique to you.

You strive to identify the shortest, most direct route.

When you don’t understand the directions, you must resolve to navigate with your own internal compass.

Your life is an expedition of trial and error with a nearly imperceptible but unbendable determination as your guide.

Your needs and wants are secondary to the mandate to continue moving forward.

Though you may appear to roam, your progress is always purposeful.

Though your motivation to arrive is not always recognized, you advance with great fortitude.

Your every stride marks a departure and an arrival.

Though difficult, you know that your journey is the victory.

Victory is possible with Her Autism!!!

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  1. Lynn Urback November 30, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    Interesting post. Thank you!

  2. Melissa K December 26, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Im a mother with physical disability and have a daughter w delays and autism. Autism is not as common in girls so I find this interesting. MK

    • Heather December 26, 2016 at 8:56 pm

      Melissa K – I think we will find that autism is more common than anyone realizes and hopefully more resources will become available to girls who are diagnosed. Thanks so much for your comment!

  3. Anonymous December 27, 2016 at 5:57 am

    a friend of a friend her Daughters both have autism i dont see/meet very many girls who do but these 2 beautiful girls do and love them

  4. Gabrielle Hope May 12, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    Your posts always resonate deeply with me.
    Thanks so much for sharing so beautifully. ?

    • Heather May 12, 2017 at 4:10 pm

      Thank you so much for your encouraging words! I love sharing and I really love when it impacts others. Your kind words are so motivational. Thanks! 🙂

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