Now, he will be that bridge to those who didn’t believe their voices matter. You can’t get to that place with standardized intellectual levels or by achieving good grades, even by being accepted to a prestige college. You get there by truly understanding what is temporary and what is permanent in life.
How do you support the development of healthy self-esteem and confidence for autistics if you don’t see that a fundamental part of them has value. The answer is, you don’t. You’ll miss them and they will miss you. It’s human nature.
Remember that continuing to rise up and being brave enough to share your story is an act of courage and a sign of resilience. You are never alone. Your peers, willing to fight with you, can be found at Love & Autism.