|Lydia Wayman with her cat Elsie|
Blog: Lydia Wayman's blog is called Autistic Speaks. She is a prolific blogger and much can be learned about autism first hand through her writing. Visit her blog at http://autisticspeaks.wordpress.com/. Her content on the blog includes but is not limited to updates on what is happening in her life, a window into the life and thoughts of a young adult with autism, and some original poetry. Lydia provides a priceless look at the thoughts of someone with autism and in doing so breaks down several stereotypes people normally have about individuals with autism. Her most recent posts have included a discussion of her physical health (unrelated to autism) and her Christian religious faith. The theme of her blog is:
Not despite autism but because of it.
Author: Lydia Wayman has written two self-published books that are available for purchase on LuLu, which will help people understand autism from someone with autism.
Social Media: You can follow Lydia Wayman (Autistic Speaks) at the following social media areas.
Heart of Autism: On July 18, 2013, Lydia Wayman was featured in the Heart of Autism series by Autism Speaks.
Special thanks to Lydia Wayman for sharing her joys and sorrows; victories and setbacks; and feelings and knowledge with the world. Lydia is truly an amazing individual who can teach the world a lot about autism, if we will only listen.
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Photo: The Photo in this post is used with the permission of Lydia Wayman.