This was an email I sent in response to Joe Biden sending me a chain email to everyone thanking people for continuing to support Mr. Obama and to introduce himself as Mr. Obama’s running mate.
I hope people like what I sent them in this email. If you feel I need to add anything, please let me know and I will send another additional email.
have a great night, posting later on,
No problem I hope the November elections will bring success to both you and Barack.
One of my many concerns is to make sure people on the Autism Spectrum like myself can achieve all the same things that many Neurotypicals are achieving as well. I have seen Mr. Obama’s message on disabilities and the Autism Spectrum on Youtube. I am very happy with the video.
As you may know individuals on the Autism Spectrum have the abilities to achieve anything that many Neurotypicals can achieve.
Autism and Asperger Syndrome has been around for centuries yet it has only been acknowledged by the DSM since 1994 slowly getting recognized by many doctors in the medical community. As doctors begin to recognize this more and more, many people insist its an epidemic. It is the awareness and education bringing this Autism Spectrum to the surface and continuing to come to the surface to more and more people which is why it is not an epidemic.
The positive perspective to look at Autism as a whole is to treat anybody on the Autism Spectrum with the same dignity and pride as anybody else would toward Neurotypical peers like yourself. Neurodiversity is very important and probably the most important aspect in our society. Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders have a neurological condition where many of the individuals do not have the right support programs to becoming a independent contributing member of society. There are programs such as a program in New York City called Adaptations which created a support program for people with disabilities like the Autism Spectrum to help adults with disabilities become a contributing member of society and teaching social skills.
As you also may know the earlier the intervention of support programs and social skills the better the chance the child with Autism or Aspergers will develop in to a contributing member of society. The more you help these people like myself develop their one major skill or obsession on a particular topic to become a career, the better off we become. Many people with Aspergers and Autism in the past have done so many great things with their abilities because they were lucky enough to have the support like myself.
There are many books and videos on youtube and even movies that are coming out soon like an Aspie Love Story coming out this fall where my aspie friends and I helped an actor portray a character with Asperger Syndrome the most authentic way he could by observing us and asking us questions. I hope it wins big at the box office and the actor wins an Awards for it. I will be even more proud of myself. If you have not seen the movie, Snowcake with Sigourney Weaver, you should see it.
I am a registered Echocardiographer and Registered Vascular Technologist in the field of Ultrasound from the ARDMS. My other concern is the medical field. The government is trying to change the medical field a lot especially with the Deficit Reduction Act of 2007. What will Barack and Joe do for the Medical field and its patients. Many medical groups and hospitals like the medical group I work at are getting their labs accredited from the ICAEL, ICAVL, and so on just to keep business going and to insure that the government knows quality care is going on. I would like to know the stance that Barack and Joe are on with the field I am in. How do you feel about the Deficit Reduction Act of 2007 and How do you both feel about the medical community as a whole? I know many of my colleagues in the field that are fighting for certain things for the field for themselves or from societies they belong to. I am an SVU (Society for Vascular Ultrasound) and an ASE (American Society for Echocardiography) member as well as a member of the ARDMS (American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography).
As a person on the Autism Spectrum, you may think to yourself, “How can a person on the Autism Spectrum work especially in the Medical field?” My answer to that is “I have the most tenacity than anyone has ever seen before and I will stop at nothing to get my special interest of Human Anatomy and medicine to become a career for myself which I did, yet I still have much to go. I am only about 3 years working in the field and want to achieve much more by being able to live independently and own my own place. I know I will get their soon especially since I know things must go slowly and I must be patient. Like friends and families tell me, “I am like the Energizer Bunny, I keep going and going…” I have inspired many of my friends and family members to be the same way, and without my inner strength and tenacity I don’t know where I’d be right now. If I continue along, I will get there someday.
Please always continue to be an advocate for any individual on the Autism Spectrum to be a contributing member of society and never let anybody pull us down like the people who believe Spectrumites like myself need to be cured and were caused by Vaccines. We don’t need to be cured and we were not caused by Vaccines. I feel they’re many people in this country who are very ignorant not just about people on the Autism Spectrum, but also about other people with disabilities and many other types of people.
I believe we are all individuals first before our labels and everyone should be treated as an individual person.
Watch this youtube video I found about how God created the Autistic Child:
here is the link:
It is very informative and direct. It really tells a lot about people on the Autism Spectrum like myself.
I am also jewish and I hope we continue to support Israel. I hope the Israelis and Palestinians can form a peaceful resolution where everybody over in Israel can live in harmony. It will take a lot of work even for the whole Middle East especially with the Iraq War, but I feel someday it will happen. People just need to be patient and live anywhere in the world with other people who are their neighbors.
Here is my philosophy on life:
Life is like climbing a big sand dune, we may slip and slide trying to climb up to the top. We may hit big rocks to sit on and relax for a bit, but eventually we have to climb up to the top of the sand dune and say to ourselves we made it to the top. Unfortunately, the sand dune we are all climbing is so tall that it takes a whole lifetime to reach the top. Hopefully all of us can reach the top of the sand dune by the time we are old and grey sitting with our grandchildren or great grandchildren and say to ourselves, “I’ve made it through the tallest sandy sand dune and accomplished something so great…”
When I went to Israel over ten years ago, I felt a connection there so great and wonderful and would love it if it can stay that way.
Hope you have read this email and thought about some of these issues of life in the United States and around the world. If both you and Joe have the confidence and the same tenacity as myself to accomplish some of these issues I mentioned and the rest of the issues throughout the United States and the World, then I will have the greatest confidence in you and Joe to be the ones to do the greatest good the world has ever seen. I know it is a long journey to get there because you both have to win the election this November in order to do it. If you win the election, you must be able to roll up those sleeves right away and get down to business. Like many people say to me, “Actions speak louder than words.
Have a great week and enjoy the democratic national convention!
Good Luck and I am counting on the both of you.
Thank you for sending me the email,
Mr. Jason Ross, B.S., RDCS, RVT
PS I always tell myself and others ALWAYS stay humble and true to yourself!
I think may be I should also say that people on the Autism Spectrum need the support and encouragement so that spectrumites like myself do not fall through the cracks. If we fall through the cracks, there are many people that would the better of us. Our society will no longer have these kinds of special people like myself to interact with the special neurotypicals who want to love us and help us through this world.
Have a great week! I hope it was a wonderful letter to Mr. Obama like my friend who help read it through for me before I sent it.