On Perspective

Disability & Determination

When you grow up in a world that doesn’t feel like it’s built for you, you’re going to inherently feel a certain way about things. People may not understand it. They may say you’re overreacting or being too dramatic, but this is our reality.

I love to travel but everywhere I’ve gone, there’s been some kind of obstacle because most places aren’t set up for people with disabilities, including places here in the US. I’ve also had to accept that no matter how much I might want to go, there’s always going to be places I will never be able to visit because of accessibility issues.

I’ve endured a lot of teasing, a lot of name calling, a lot of people making me seem unreasonable for asking for accommodations, a lot of people accusing me of faking my disability or using it to get special treatment, accusing me of not…

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My name is Nathan Young. I'm the founder of the Autism Candles project. I am a self-advocate. The candle project exist to make a statement about inclusion and opportunity. My email is nathan@autismcandles.com. Feel free to contact me. https://www.autismcandles.com


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