National Stim Day Anyone?
Crafted for your viewing consumption by K Wombles
Kathleen wrote a wonderful post that touched on stimming and how to make the world a more accepting place for our children (and ourselves, in all honesty) and their stimming behavior. http://autismherd.blogspot.com/2009/10/to-eeee-or-not-to-eeee.html
And from that post, the idea of a National Stim Day is born.
I think buttons. Really.
"Good Stim to you"
"What's it stim you?"
"It's all stims to me"
We all have quirks. We all have issues. Some of us have a bit more. People and society need to bend a little and deal with it a little better. It is our infinite diversity that makes us interesting, exciting, fascinating people. And we all are that: interesting and fascinating people.
Why should it only be the beauty pageant winners who get to hand flap with acceptance? Seriously? They hand flap. And that's fine. In that context. They frikkin practice handflapping.
It's time for a change. Time for more acceptance. Time to quit hiding our own stims. :-)