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.Still Human. by nothingbuteverything .Still Human. by nothingbuteverything
This is a special person in my life. His favorite color is green. His favorite sport is soccer, and his favorite music is found on the Guitar Hero games. Like a lot of kids, he goes to school, and his favorite subject is reading. He loves swimming, computer games, and eating. He likes to dress up as Spider Man for Halloween, and wishes he could be Spider Man in real life. He has his own likes, dislikes, talents, and quirks. He breathes air, his heart beats, his mind thinks, and he has feelings. Oh yeah, by the way, he has autism, but really hes just another human like you and me, and loves to be treated as one.

"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears, however measured or far away." - Henry David Thoreau

Faves, features, comments, and watches are always welcome and extremely appreciated. Thank you for any support in advance (although I will try to thank you personally, sometimes life gets in the way)! If you use this picture, please send a link! :heart:

Update: To answer a frequent question I'm seeing: Yes, I am sharing with him his feedback, and no, he didn't technically write the text himself, but he did to the best of his ability, so he deserves the credit. In my opinion, yes he wrote it and deserves the credit because he did his very best and that's all anyone can do.

2010 - nothingbuteverything

:star: you are NOT authorized to use this work unless I have given you my explicit (online) permission (contact me in any way on here, and I will reply to you, either agreeing or declining). THIS IS NOT STOCK. All rights reserved. Features are most welcome, and if you link it to another site, you MUST give credit to this account. If you use it without my permission, you are not only stealing from me, but are also stealing from him, and that's just cruel. Sorry for the watermark and small view size, it will not be that way on the prints, but I have received word that the picture has already been stolen on another site and am taking no chances.

We have also decided to enable this as a print, mug, magnet, and postcard, and 100% of the profits will go to a wonderful organization that runs a program for people with disabilities that is close to our hearts: Easter Seals Camp Stand By Me [link] If you can, help us help them! :heart:

**Life will be very busy soon during summer months, so bear with me as far as responses go, please :).**

Like this photo and what it stands for? Check out the group: :iconi-xist: and see what it's about!
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Given 2010-05-26
The suggester writes: "A cute photo with a great message! ..Still Human. by *nothingbuteverything preaches tolerance for all humans. Just because someone is different from us, doesn't make it OK for us to ignore them or put them down. It's best to treat everyone with the same amount of respect."
Also suggested by: *geminick, =Valerei, ~tornadoheart25, ~Zarokin, ~ZaiBear, ~Kira-22, =katedeannn, *Sofiwick, ~gracie-is-a-pie, ~SoumaHatori, =Vuxtac, and many others. ( Suggested by hybridinsurgency and Featured by Shalora )
Mstien Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Most the people I know including me have autism. We are still people to and so is this kid. People who bully others for having austism are losers with no lives
hanahelper23 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015
why cant I just have a shirt that says that SO WHAT IF I'M AUTISTIC that doesn't mean I'm a sickness to be fixed, LET ME BE HOW I AM.
ErminDedic Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015
..Yeah, he looks pretty autistic to me.
firefox0301 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015
Doesn't matter if he looks it. He's still human like the rest of us. Hell i have autism too but don't look it. Unless I told you or you knew what to look for you wouldn't even be able to tell. Just because he looks it doesn't mean you should think less of him.
pudsey99 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Now this is great! I see that you care too! Spread the word, guys! :D
DeathRoe Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Student Writer
This is so sweet of you to do!
V0R-TEX Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Student General Artist
I never actually notice the difference if someone has Mental disabilities, Physical disabilities, or something else.
oh meh geash! Green is my favorite colour too! And Soccer is my favorite sport! 030 And I love Spiderman! And I love computer games!^^
InsanelyCute Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
He looks like a happy little man!

BTW: his shirt makes me think more about Green Lantern or Arrow than Spidey   Spidey Groovy Dance [V1]   +  Spidey Sexy Dance [V1] 
Kyruto-Chan Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
He's still a human, just like everyone else :)
Sayenith Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I know this is an older pic, came across it while poking about. Two thumbs up!
Mew-Suika Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I always smile when I see this pop up in my favourites :meow:
Fire-Miracle Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I have autism too but i don't complain, im proud!
So many kids with autism are very special beings who need bigger love most of all ^^
ErminDedic Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015
Let's see here..

Fanmade Sonic-picture? Check.

Proud of mental illness? Check.

Overglorifying autism? Check.

Your diagnosis? AUTISM.
SophiaTheRose Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh my gosh, yes! My brother is autistic, so with this I have alot to relate too!
Jesstalpaedanplz Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student General Artist
TheRafflesia Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome and has a great message! :D Wonderful capture. :D
Flutterby3000 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Shit, it looks like my entire family has autism. my dads aspie, i'm borderline aspie, my little bro's aspie and my dad is convinced my mom's aspie. and the "professionals" don't know shit. People tend to judge books by covers and unfortunately with autism (especially asperger's), instead of seeing someone "abnormal", they see someone completely fine and when you can't handle something they don't get it and push u away because they can't understand.

Stay strong

Don't let people tell u you can't do shit cus you're autistic, cus u CAN!

And forgive ignorance, unfortunately the majority of the "normal" population seem to suffer from it.

xox <3 <3 <3 xox

Earthen-Arts Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I have aspergers myself. I personally love art like this.
Flutterby3000 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
me too, for both counts :) art  in any form is awesome.... Heart - Free 
Stickdust Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Nice opportunity
SpiderTrekfan616 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree, I'm on the Autistic Spectrum and know that living with it can be hard at times.
raven-girl14 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Yeah! They deserve to be treated like humans!
RuntOfTheLitter Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Excellent thoughts, words and work.
Woobak Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
IIaila Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, and have a liama,
IIaila Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
in the favorites its go
freerainbowchildren Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
i have the same thing!
xXxshadowsneakxXx Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
woot! I have autism but i don't allow it to get in the way of daily activitys! Thanks for sharing this with us. I also want to be something, either a Spartan or a dragon X3. And it would be awesome to be spider man!
hikaru-nara-kheel Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i love how he is wearing his favorite colour, i think it just makes this picture even cuter. good job.
SmartfoxTails Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have mild autism, specifically Aspergers disorder :D
SilverCelestt777 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Yeah...I get made fun of and called a crybaby, but they have no idea what sensory overload feels like...
awesome photo ^^
Softboxindia Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
animeluvr999721 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this. My older brother is autistic, and though he is a lot better now than when he was younger, he still sometimes has problems in public, especially in large crowds. I love my brother, and there's nothing I wouldn't do to help him! I just makes me so mad when I hear people say that autistic kids just need to stop acting that way for attention or whatever. And then there's the opposite extreme, where people think that cause someone is autistic, they're not human or something. I wish more people would realize that just because you are born with a condition, does not mean that you are any better or lesser than people born without that condition.
RachbakN Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I felt the same way he did. But I'm glad that you are his friend.
UbeJunior Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
izzyizz303 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Just like I'm ADHD. People make fun of me but, hey, they don't know what it's like to not be able to learn. They don't know what it's like to be me.
uberfrill14 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so wonderful. My older sister has autism AND mental retardation. When I saw this photo, I learned that my family is probably not the only one who stands up for autistics. Very well done with the photo.
VeganAspergiangurl Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Trixie-Rocks Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
I think this picture is absolutely wonderful! I have an uncle with autism and this picture really hit home. You are completely right. "He breaths air, his heart beats, his mind thinks and he has feelings." I couldn't have said it better myself. I wish that everyone could see the world as you do.
WhiteTiger1998 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
My friend Sarah has autism... She used to play soccer with me, but stopped in 7th grade.
Nancyxxx Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
My 4-year old daughter has autism.
Thanks for making this pic and share it with us :)
Steampoweredche Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I know i commented on it once, but for me having Autism, it uniqe for me and it makes me who i am as a human. the one thing that makes me uniqe is my love of art,at first, i was shy because of my autism, now, i am 17 almost 18 and trying to become a better artist in this world and making full contact with other artists on this site and on tumblr. I am proud of my autism and that boy will be proud of it too no matter what.
samsam2000000 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Epic 'n true :)
Ponyitalia12 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's cute <3
animeartist8315 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I too have autism. ^_^ My favorite thing to do is draw...... alot. But I like talking about autism.
Blood-Killing-Angel Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Student General Artist
One of my best friends is somewhat autistic. <3 This is sweet. <3
Tsukii-worlds Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
My little sister is trisomic, and has some symptom of autism. So i think that your photo is very touching, and that he is so cute ! <3
HeartDice Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
He is cute :)) all are important <3
ShanaLana Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
Congratulations, as an artist the pgotography is great, and introducing a this topic is really encouraging, AND I couldn't be more agree with you. Congratulations again, you deserv it, and him too.

A hug for you and for him from Chile, AmericaLatina.

PS: Sorry if i have grammar mistakes or something, i wish i could express my self better (i've got so much more to say about this) but i do my best, i can only say: Congratulations! Fantastic job.
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