“What Autism Means to Me”

Autism is defined as: a mental condition, present from early childhood, characterized by difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts.
Spectrum Strategies - "What Autism Means to Me"
While that may be the definition you find in textbooks and research papers, we think autism is so much more than that. We think people with autism are inspiring, intelligent, beautiful, and creative. Below are just a few inspiring quotes about or from people with autism and Asperger’s.

“I might hit developmental and societal milestones in a different order than my peers, but I am able to accomplish these small victories on my own time.” – Hayley Moss

“The one thing that I want to impart to children with autism is knowledge of their own inner strength, and the belief that one day at a time, they, too, can get through this.” – Amy Gravino

“Autism … offers a chance for us to glimpse an awe-filled vision of the world that might otherwise pass us by.” – Dr. Colin Zimbleman, Ph.D.

“What makes a child gifted and talented may not always be good grades in school, but a different way of looking at the world and learning.” – Chuck Grassley

“Wanting to be free. Wanting to be me. Trying to make people see. And accept the real me.” – Scott Lentine

“Anything is possible! If I can do it, so can you!” – Dani Dowman

“It is never too late to expand the mind of a person on the autism spectrum.” – Temple Grandin

“It takes a village to raise a child. It takes a child with autism to raise the consciousness of the village.” – Coach Elaine Hall

Debra Solomon, founder of Spectrum Strategies sees the strength and beauty in each and every individual with Asperger’s Syndrome and autism. Debra is focused on training young adults on the Autism Spectrum and with Asperger’s to accomplish life and career goals, no matter how big or small. She believes that through determination and commitment, every client has the ability to live life to their fullest potential. Call (516) 822-3150 for your first one-on-one!