Thursday, May 11, 2017

Different But Unique

20 May 2017

Each child coming to this world is Awesome, Unique, Talented, Impressive, Special and definitely they are all Marvelous creations of God. Some of them are categorized under….. AUTISM.

Autism or “autism spectrum disorder” represents a wide range of mental conditions that develops in early childhood and the term “spectrum” reflects its variety. Different combinations of genetic and environmental influences as we know, causes autism while creating unique strengths and differences in the affected individuals.

I would argue there are more than one ways of doing things correctly in our world and if a child cannot learn the way most others does then we need to learn new techniques.  We therefore need to accept the fact that when it comes to a child, there cannot be normal or abnormal because each of them are unique.

I was introduced to a personality albeit a feature article in the local newspaper and his name is Stephen Wiltshire. His website describe him as an artist who draws and paints detailed cityscapes. 

This Londoner, as a child, was mute being unable to relate to other people. He was diagnosed with autism at the age of three (3) could only learn to speak fully at the age of nine (9).  By that time he was already an established artist. His ability to reproduce city landscapes and cars with intimate details was unparalleled.

In 2006, he received the MBE (Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for his services to the art world at the age of 32.

Slow learner, Different learner, Unusual learner or the Usual learner …… no need to sweat over the nomenclature…….. Each are Unique.
Please give everyone an opportunity to come out of the cocoon and spread their own colorful wings.

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