Celebrate Good Times
Autism Research Institute’s youth representative to the United Nations
Youth Leader for the Autistic Global Initiative
Co-author of A Full Life with Autism
"... I could not communicate and spent my days in a class for the severely handicapped.
Now I am going to college"
Jeremy Sicile-Kira High school commencement speech
I may look complicated on the outside, but the reality is that I’m really an easy-to-be-with kind of guy.
.. my body does not respond to the commands I give it... (but)... my brain seems to have an idea of the nice things I would like to do.
My visual processing makes it really hard for me to read and see.
I see bright colors even in dust.
People ask if I feel emotions and I do, I just can’t show them. Like when my mom helps me I am really grateful, but I can’t get my face to move to show it. I can’t always get my muscles to move the way I want them to. The other day a support person thought I was crying, but I was actually happy.
Autism means a different way of experiencing the world.