Someone who . . .
anbrstans (understands) me
nos I have atesm (knows I have autism)
smiles all the time
cees me comgin wen im sad (sees me coming when I'm sad)
Molly-Raine Adams is a 7-year-old from Ireland. Just this July, Molly-Raine was diagnosed with Autism and subsequently told her mother that she was "so relieved". You see, Molly-Raine had been struggling to have the people around her understand, trying to explain that her brain must be different. Molly-Raine struggles with things that others may take for granted. For example, she may sometimes experience a type of sensory overload while in public and panic, or exhibit vocal tics. She wants other people to understand why.
As a homework assignment, she was asked to write down what she wants in a friend. That list is below:
"I'm very proud of her," her mother Karen Adams said. "She thought about it for a good while first and I think she just wants what all children want, to be understood and accepted for who she is."