I know there still is an Autism thread still open but I want to talk about some the struggles that people who have Autism go through.
I was diagnosed as being mildly mentally retarded in the 3rd grade, today we know it as Autism. After being diagnosed the school wanted me to be placed into Special Ed, that a label the school had placed on me as being Emotionally impaired. My parents said No. They wanted their child in normal classes.
It wasn't until I was in Jr. High that the school got around that and placed me into Remedial classes. The others kids called them the Dumb kids classes.
Now I want to list some of he things that I have had difficulties with.
Spelling- I'm lucky if I have 4th grading spelling. I use spell check all the time.
Grammar- Not able to find the right words for what I want to say. having a problem composing my thought into something readable.
Socializing- Have always had a problem with getting to meet new people afraid I might say something wrong. I had in the past and that were the problem began.
Communication skills- A problem of not finding the right words for what I want to talk about.
Retaining information- There seems to be somethings that my mind does not absorb and I need to be shown again how do some things.
Some may think this a well laid out post, and don't see much wrong with it. But I have been working on this for two days thinking of how I wanted to present it.
These are just some of the things were I have problems there are more.
I would say that a lot of people with Autism will have some of the same things on their list and even more.
We with Autism face many struggles that most do not understand.
Thanks for Reading.