Children with autism perceive the world differently, something a lot of people still don’t understand. You’ll have to walk a million miles in their shoes to know how its like to be born with this condition, or how it is to care for one.
A mother shared this beautiful poem written by her son Benjamin who has Asperger Syndrome. “My 10 year old son with Aspergers was asked to write a poem for school titled ‘I Am’ he was given the first 2 words in every sentence. This is what he wrote,” she wrote in a post she shared with the National Autism Association.
The poem gives readers a glimpse of autism from the point of view of a child who has it. It’s both enlightening and heart wrenching. Below is Benjamin’s beautiful hand-written poem.
Asperger Syndrome is a subtype of autism that’s considered one among those in the “high functioning” spectrum. According to the UK’s National Autistic Society “Asperger syndrome is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others.”.
“Affected children and adults have difficulty with social interactions and exhibit a restricted range of interests and/or repetitive behaviors. Motor development may be delayed, leading to clumsiness or uncoordinated motor movements,” explains Autism Speaks.