Scott Lentine is a 25 year old man with high-functioning autism (PDD-NOS/Asperger’s) from Billerica, MA.  A magna cum laude graduate of Merrimack College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Religious Studies and a Minor in Biology, he interns at the Arc of Massachusetts, where he lobbies lawmakers to pass legislation to improve the lives of people with developmental disabilities

Scott Lentine is a 25 year old man with high-functioning autism (PDD-NOS/Asperger’s) from Billerica, MA.  A magna cum laude graduate of Merrimack College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Religious Studies and a Minor in Biology, he interns at the Arc of Massachusetts, where he lobbies lawmakers to pass legislation to improve the lives of people with developmental disabilities

 

Here is my most recent poem from an event I attended on May 18th in Boston called All Aboard The Arc!, a charity event to help peoples with intellectual disabilities. I was introduced by local Fox 25 Boston anchor Sharman Sachetti, who give a little information about me and I then proceeded to go into the poem in front of hundreds of people.

All Aboard The Arc! Anthem

Breaking down barriers
Opening up doors
Letting every individual’s opportunities soar
This is what All Aboard The Arc stands for

Changing norms that is the goal
Making sure society does not leave us out in the cold
Struggling every day to gain equal rights
Obtaining this vision through passion and might

I’m taking this journey with you
I want to be a member of your crew
I am pleased that my ideas have gained a new world view
Together we can see our dreams come true

We are here at All Aboard The Arc! on the 
18th of May
Your participation helped make this a bright day
You can see individuals demonstrate their true abilities
All in part for a great charity

Can’t You See

Can’t you see
I just want to have a friend
Can’t you see
I need the same connections in the end

Can’t you see
I want a good job
Can’t you see
I need to have stability and dependence and part of the general mob

Can’t you see
I want to be independent on my own
Can’t you see
I want to be able to have my own home

Can’t you see
I want the same things as everyone else
Can’t you see
I want to be appreciated for myself

 

Just a Normal Day

Never knowing what to say
Never knowing what to do
Always looking for clues
Just a normal day

Feeling unsure
Totally perplexed with everyday life
Always on edge never certain
I wish I could lift this curtain

Needing to constantly satisfy my need for information
Always online searching for new revelations
Going from site to site
Obtaining new insights every night

Trying to connect with people my age
Attempting to reveal my unique vision
But ending up alone and unengaged
Feeling like my needs a total revision

Just a normal day

             

 

 
 

Marshfield Memories poem

Today is a beautiful day on the beach
There are plenty of people and dogs to see
The water is warm and the sky is bright
And seeing some people flying a kite

I am having a fun time with cousins and friends
Hoping that this day will never end
The ocean and sands are comfortable and feel so right
Taking a walk towards Brant Rock in the strong sunlight

Now it is the evening of the third of July
Watching the amazing fireworks from the seawall go by
Talking with family about the latest moments of the day
And meeting some new friends along the way

It was a great time on the beach today
Reading a book and going into the ocean on a bright clear day
These are moments that I will remember for a long time

Being on the beach on a nice warm day is truly sublime

 

The Ode to the Autistic Man

Try to understand the challenges that I face

I would like to be accepted as a human in all places

Where I will end up in life I don’t know

But I hope to be successful wherever I go

I would like to expand my social skills in life

Making new friends would be very nice

Stand proud for the autistic man

For he will find a new fan

I hope to overcome the odds I face today

Increased acceptance will lead me to a brighter day

By the age of 20, I will have made tremendous strides

I know in the future, life will continue to be an interesting ride

I have made new friends by the year

I will be given tremendous respect by my family and peers

I hope to get noted for bringing the issue of autism to the common man

So that autistic people can be accepted in this great land

Stand proud for the autistic man

For he will find a new fan

I hope to overcome the odds I face today
Increased acceptance will lead me to a brighter day

 

All Aboard The Arc! Anthem

Breaking down barriers

Opening up doors

Letting every individual’s opportunities soar

This is what All Aboard The Arc stands for

Changing norms that is the goal

Making sure society does not leave us out in the cold

Struggling every day to gain equal rights

Obtaining this vision through passion and might

I’m taking this journey with you

I want to be a member of your crew

I am pleased that my ideas have gained a new world view

Together we can see our dreams come true


We are here at All Aboard The Arc! on the 18th of May

Your participation helped make this a bright day

You can see individuals demonstrate their true abilities

All in part for a great charity