My story: Living with Asperger’s syndrome
April is rolling in and, while many may associate the month with showers and warmer weather, it is also Autism Awareness Month. “What is autism?” some may ask. Google defines it as “a mental condition, present from early childhood, characterized by difficulty in communication and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts.”
An early age, I was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, a milder form of autism. Life for students with special needs can be hell while you’re growing up. There’s always a sense of isolation from other people; you’re always told that you’re “different.” Words people use to describe those like me can range from “retard” to “special,” but they all mean the same thing: you don’t belong and you’re different.