Happiness comes from within. I used to always think I needed to rely on other people to help me be happy. Today, I have learned how to be positive and create my own happiness all by changing my beliefs. I used to really desire to learn social skills and I wanted it so bad I did not even realize that I actually had a great deal of amazing social skills deep down within myself.
Now that I recognize that I am not only a good socializer but an amazing person I love to think about helping others realize the same. To me helping people with autism is a combination of social skill and life skills development as well as helping us build positive self-esteem through connecting with us in our world.
It is my goal to help others with autism go through the same realizations that I have and realize that we are truly unique and amazing individuals worthy of so many awesome things in life. The notion that we deserve to be happy is a concept I did not always believe in but today I believe that I and others with autism deserve to be happy and live fulfilling lives.