We Know Who We Are – by Chase Severin

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We Know Who We Are – by Chase Severin

We Know Who We Are

We hear the whispers

We know the jokes are about us

We know people think we are stupid

We know who we are

We are smart, nice and we matter

We are angry

We know who we are

Our Autism does not make us different

We know who we are

 

Chase Severin

Chase Severin is 14 years old and wrote this poem as a project for his 8th grade Humanities class in 2017. Chase lives in Vancouver, WA with his older brother, Robert Jr., younger sister Tricia, and parents, Robert and Rhiannon. He enjoys video games, Dungeons & Dragons and making friends at Autism Empowerment’s Teen & Tween Social Club (which he looks forward to every month). He has a 1st Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo and wants to be a video game designer. 

This poem was originally published in the Summer 2017 issue of Spectrums Magazine.

2017-10-20T21:43:30+00:00 July 4th, 2017|Advocacy, Self-Advocacy, Spectrums Magazine, Terrific Teens|Comments Off on We Know Who We Are – by Chase Severin