Uncommonly, JAK

Gavin Schultz on computerNormal or Different
Written by Just Add Kids 
Guest Blogger from Caledonia, Gavin Schultz 

Do you ever stop to think that the people that say they are “normal” really are not?  Thank God for making us all different.

I am grateful that he made me extra special. Special needs individuals have extraordinary gifts to share with the world.

Do you even realize how much more intelligent gifted people are? Take for instance, Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison. Their minds were able to see and invent spectacular things. Read more…

We benefit daily from their obsessions with creating technology.

Think about the beautiful art work by Michelangelo and Vincent Van Gogh, it is breath taking. The masterpieces of music that was written and performed by Beethoven and Mozart were magnificent.

Temple Grandin has created better livestock handling systems. She has written many books and shares her knowledge at conferences.  She is amazing.

There are many more people that think or know they are on the autism spectrum.  Is that so bad?  I think not, because I have autism too and that is ok.  I would rather be known among these great individuals over being “normal” any day.

God is in control of all things.  Us “weirdos” as some people might call us, were not just put here on earth to aggravate the “normal” person. We have a purpose and we use our purpose to fulfill our missions in life.  Like I want to be a public speaker and write a book. Have I let the fact that I do not have a voice stop me? NO!

Never give up on life no matter what. People that think they are better than us are wrong. People that have hate in their lives for others just because they are not like them are evil. Surround yourself with positive, inspiring, talented people that believe in you. Then see what you can do to make a difference and change the world for the better.

Love, Gavin Schultz

Note: Gavin Schultz is a 17 year old young man from Caledonia who was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3. Gavin is “labeled” as “non-verbal”. He has been able to communicate “talk” through writing via Rapid Prompting Method (RPM). Gavin aspires to be a public speaker and book author. Meeting Gavin; his mother Cindy Schultz; and service dog, Rusty; inspired the creation of Just Add Kids’ dedicated Facebook group and website page with the common name Just Add Kids – Special Kids Edition, or JAK-SKE, for short.


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