Zoom Autism Magazine Issue 7 - Page 40

Q&A “ What are you passionate about, how did you figure out you were passionate about it, and how can parents help their autistic loved ones discover their own passions? ” T his issue we went to our experts and asked them about their passions. Actually, we asked them a three-part question and told them to respond to as many parts of it as they desired. What we found is that the passions they have are just as diverse as they are, but there were some common themes. The things they feel most passionate about are things that make them feel good and help them make better sense of the world around them. Take a look at what they had to say. 40 ZOOM Autism through Many Lenses “My passion is music, most genres. From the time I was a little boy, I have loved music. I see music in colors. I love to listen, read about, write lyrics, and play music. It soothes me. To me, it is a language, like words.” ~ Corey Weisman “To be pas