I didn't know what I was going to write today, and so I write for you a poem about autism. I hope you enjoy it. This is only my second attempt at poetry about autism. The other one was several years ago and is horrible.I guess this is called the ABC's of Autism. A is for all things unique. B is for finding beauty in the ugly. C is for caring for all others the most. D is for doing the best. E is for everything's a challenge - don't give up. F is for facing a funny fear, like the sound of a telephone. G is for going the distance - you know you can. H is for hope. I is for the intensity of all things in life. J is for the jokes that might not be understood. K is for keeping up and trying to fit in. L is for loving life and loving all; no matter what. M is for the many things forgotten, can cause a meltdown. N is for never giving up; no if's, and's, or but's. O is for being overly sensitive and how it can be good or bad. P is for wanting to participate in life. Q is for the questions asked. Who am I? Who is she? R is for remembering thing through rote. S is for all the stuff the mind can hold. T is for the timeless moments of make believe. U is for the universal truths we all understand. V is for the varying severities in the spectrum. W is for welcoming with open arms a schedule. X is for Xenophobia, which I don't have. Y is for yin yang and how autism and normalcy coexist. Z is for zero tolerance of bullying. Kindness matters.