We put the "awe" into autism!
I was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome which is part of the autism spectrum when I was 14 and a half.
It wasn’t until nearly five years after that that I met someone else with Asperger’s so the thing that drives me to volunteer with the “I can” network and yellow lady bugs is I want other kids and teenagers especially who are growing up with autism or Asperger’s syndrome now to know that they’re not alone.
If I could have one wish about autism it would be that everyone with autism is able to reach their full potential.
I’m currently an assistant lecturer and I’m currently filling in my promotion application to get promoted to a lecturer.
The thing about work is that Asperger’s also brings lots of strengths like attention to detail, my number crunching, even before my diagnosis I’ve been focusing on what I can do.
That’s meant that I have been able to work full time, and I have been able to move out of home.
The one word for me that describes autism is awesome because the “I can” network spell autism “awe” tism because we put the awe into awetism!