Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Shades of Autism... By Jarett

Meet Jarett, my autistically amazing friend. With words in his heart and a pen in his hand, Jarett faces his feelings with determination.

 Along with hiking and working with horses, Jarett, like other children his age,12, enjoys staying busy with his video games.  There is something special about this young man that is very impressive. He has found a way of expressing himself through writing.

 I recently had the priviledge of reading his view of his own autism. Jarett is an awesome boy. I appreciate his willingness to share with others. Enjoy, with me, the words of a brave and honest child. I know this will be a blessing to you as well.

Shades of Autism

By: Jarett

For me the is no in between,
Shades of Autism are all I"ve seen.
Things are...
either black or white.                                                                        
And anything else just wouldn't be right.
It's like being in a bubble looking out.
Just makes me want to scream and shout!

Words don't always work for me,
Sometimes they aren't what they seem to be.
Sometimes I say the most remarkable thing,
And sometimes I speak with words that sting.
But that’s just me,
Shades of Autism are all I've seen.

Friends may come and friends may go,
But the real me, they do not know.
I want to share and I want to play.
But most times I am alone at the end of the day,

Cause Shades of Autism are all they've seen.


Jarett  also wrote about bullying for school. His assignment was to write about a subject in a format of "I Have A Dream." 

I have a dream that one day bullying will stop. I
have a dream that one day kid's that have other

issue's in their life will have friends and family by
their side.
I have a dream that one day I will help stop bullying.
I have a dream that one day that all kids will have a
happy life.
 ... I have a dream that one day my niece will be able
to go to school without being bullied.
I have a dream that one day kids will understand that
bullying hurts and has consequences.
I have a dream that one day we will stop hurting
each other.

Jarett, Keep speaking your voice. You are truly a gifted young man.
This song is for you...

2 Timothy 1:7

New King James Version (NKJV)
7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.



  1. Such inspiration from an innocent soul. Jarett, I wish you luck and Love in all you do.

    1. If only we would all allow ourselves to be free like Jarett... I am very proud of him. Looking forward to reading more. I pray he continues to share with us.

  2. A very talented writer indeed with a special gift for words. Would love to see more works you create in the future.

  3. (Shawn, your post came up five times. You must have really meant what you wrote. I will delete 4.) If Jarett is willing...I will be delighted to post more words that he blesses us with in the future.

  4. Thank you for sharing a glimpse of yourself with us Jarett! Those of us who have no dealings with autism sometimes forget how difficult some days can be. Keep writing! God will use your talents to bless and uplift those people He wants to touch. Thank you for sharing your words with us!

  5. Wonderful use of words. Amazing to see through a 12 year olds eyes again. Thanks for the image.

    1. Melissa Brown wrote the above comment.

      Thank You Melissa for taking the time to read about Jarett. We have to stop ourelves and think with a child's mind....to feel again..what is is they feel. Bullying is hurftful at any age., Isn't it?

  6. Thank you Mary for sharing Jaretts written work and sweet spirit!

    So glad that I have had the opportunity to read his words, maybe he will be famous author one day? Maybe is dream will be come reality for him one day soon.... Nina Searcy

  7. What a wonderful testimony to this young man's wisdom and creativity. I pray that Jarrett will become of that His Heavenly Father has planned for him.