"My favorite in the book is “Respect”. One of the reasons I like this book is because the poet has disabilities, like me. For one thing, we are both Autistic. It actually makes me feel good. I guess you could say that we are both pretty smart.“Respect” teaches what is the name of the poem. Sometimes, she might not feel respected. Sometimes, I feel that way too. I think she knows that she is perfect the way she is. Maybe people without disabilities don’t think that about us.I think she might be correct about “seeing beyond the cover of my being”. I don’t think people should judge people because they have disabilities. I think we want to make friends with people and would be a good friend. "
From "Respect" by Amy Sequenzia
To read more of Amy's writing, check out her blog: Non-Speaking Autistic Speaking
I am who I am and I hope to be respectedI am all my abilities, including my disabilitiesI expect to be heard