Autism is a funny thing,
Understood by few and known by fewer.
This is a struggle for all who have it.
Haven’t you seen us around?
Or do you only see stereotypes?
Rather than judge based on those, look at us.
With autism, I have a gift for words,
I am odd, but my voice rings through.
Then, I eventually get overwhelmed,
Here I lose control, and that is what people see.
Autism is a condition of mind and body,
Understood by so very, very few.
Though it seems to be a curse.
So, next time you see one of us,
Maybe look for the gift, not the curse.