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May 23, 2010
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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 )
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 ^^
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

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!
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