Are your eyes listening?
That’s what needs to happen to hear my writing voice. Because of autism, the thief of politeness and friendship, I have no sounding voice.
By typing words I can play with my life and stretch from my world to yours. I become
a real person when my words try to reach out to you
without my weird body scaring you away. Then I am alive.
With writing I reach out to try, and autism or hate
or walls of doubt can’t hold me. I am pleased
to be typing away — typing away loneliness, typing
away silence, using paper to hug you and slap you and
Click, click, clicking keys are my heartbeat. Listen with your eyes.
- Sarah Stup
Sarah Stup, a critically acclaimed writer with autism, is the author of numerous
books, gift collections, poems and essays for children and adults alike.
Her work sheds light on autism as well as on our shared experiences of life,
love, spirit and the need to belong.
Watch Sarah’s words come to life in her new video! Feel free to download or embed it on your site. Share it with others to increase autism awareness.
A free downloadable curriculum for helping young adults identify their goals and interests as they transition from school to employment. Presenter tools included!
Sarah's dream: To increase understanding of autism and other developmental disabilities. Her inspirational books, essays, poems and keepsake gift card collections for adults reveal her experiences and insights. Her children's book, DVD, lesson plans and downloads, classroom disability awareness and in-service activities, and free materials and resources help parents, teachers, and peers learn the importance of friendships and community inclusion.