Sharing The Spectrum Newsletter – May 3, 2022

Sharing the Spectrum is a newsletter written by our Autism Ambassadors, all of whom are on the Autism Spectrum. | Sharing the Spectrum est un bulletin écrit par nos ambassadeurs d’Autisme Canada, qui sont tous sur le spectre autistique.

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My Mom
Ma mère
By | Par Yvonne Spicer

My mom is a symbol of love and care. She is my first teacher, friend, and my inspiration. She is beautiful, strong, loving, caring and wonderful person. I always wonder how she manages everything perfectly and she surprises me because of her kind nature. She never stopped supporting me when I need assistance.

Ma mère est un symbole d’amour et d’attention. Elle est ma première enseignante, mon amie et mon inspiration. Elle est belle, forte, aimante, attentionnée et merveilleuse. Je me demande toujours comment elle gère tout parfaitement et elle me surprend à cause de sa nature si gentille et qu’elle n’a jamais cessé de me soutenir quand j’ai besoin d’aide.    

12 Because's and a Therefore: A Non-speaker Anthem
By / Par Anantha Krishnamurthy

A tree is stronger in a forest. 
Ripples build waves. 
The beauty of a chorus is in the voices. 
A symphony is the labour of many melodies. 

Silence can be deafening. 
Diversity is not just people with speech. 
Selective inclusion is an oxymoron. 
Society should not be a privileged verbal clique. 

We are human. 
We have dreams. 
Our families don’t deserve to burnout. 
How you treat us is a mirror to your soul. 

Communication choice is our birth right. 

Two Worlds
By / Par c.e. chapple

My lover’s paddle dips
into the calm waters of the Gorge
each stroke gifting me
with a gentle spray of cool droplets
kissing my sun warmed back
as the green banks slide
past our periphery
Damsel flies and water bugs dance
whilst frogs frolic and herons hunt
as we float magically
caught between two worlds
our canoe suspended upon liquid gas
in which other species wonder
at the shadows blocking the sun
A kingfisher flies by
fleet flitting for fish
its gimlet eye gleaming
as salmon shelters
trouts tease
sleek seals seek sustenance
ignoring we the wingless
the finless
We travel in silent admiration
rapt observers from our canoe
My lover’s paddle dips
dips again
my paddle in counterpoint
as the hull cleaves liquid gas
dappled with sun diamonds
our day well spent
gladdening ourselves
upon the gorgeous Gorge

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With Gratitude to our Autism Ambassadors
Avec Gratitude envers nos Ambassadeurs de l’Autisme

We are grateful to our Ambassadors for sharing their knowledge, experience and perspectives with us and for trusting us to share their stories with you.

If you would like more information about our Ambassadors or are interested in contributing to Sharing the Spectrum, please connect with us here.

Nous sommes reconnaissants à nos ambassadeurs d’avoir partagé leurs connaissances, leurs expériences et leurs points de vue avec nous et de nous avoir fait confiance pour partager leurs histoires avec vous.

Si vous désirez plus de renseignements sur nos ambassadeurs ou si vous souhaitez contribuer au bulletin Sharing the Spectrum, veuillez communiquer avec nous ici.


Land Acknowledgment
Reconnaissance foncière

In the spirit of reconciliation and working together Autism Canada is thankful for this land, the country of Canada, and our connections to land, sea, and community. We pay our respect to the Elders past and present and extend that respect to all today.

Dans un esprit de réconciliation et de collaboration, Autisme Canada est reconnaissant envers cette terre, le pays du Canada et nos liens avec la terre, la mer et la communauté. Nous rendons hommage aux aînés d’hier et d’aujourd’hui et nous étendons ce respect à tous.

With the Imagine Canada seal, you can be confident that Autism Canada has met the highest standards for charities in Canada. 

Avec le sceau Imagine Canada, vous pouvez être certain qu’Autisme Canada a respecté les normes les plus élevées pour les organismes de bienfaisance au Canada.