I took part in Autism awareness week last week. I went on the radio, l love radio and did artwork for the week. Also helped raising money for Autism and spent a morning transversing the River Tamar. One of the people who put some loose change into my bucket had a personal connection to Autism. He said that due to the severity of the Autism his relative wasn’t able to do very much. He described the situation as “sad”. Autism is not sad, it does deserve your support and it’s not getting enough, more so the actual lives, which have to face the challenges everyday.
Poverty is more about the lack of welfare payments, it’s a consequence of society failing to make sure everyone has the same chance of doing something worthwhile and noble. One of the biggest things that the science fiction masters have taught us is the future is not fixed in stone.
The future doesn’t have to leave people behind just because of a disability or simply bad luck. It doesn’t have to leave people in immense and avoidable suffering. It doesn’t have to leave human beings without a permanent shelter for months and months and for years and years.
Autism can contribute to humanity and it can teach others a thing or two. It will one day sit in the Captain’s chair and gain its rightful place in Parliament I’m determined to make it happen, despite the massive social ills of Cornwall.(despite what life brings my way).