April is Autism Awareness Month, and our students have been working hard to find new ways to teach the world what it is like to have autism. Today, we wanted to share some words from one of our students in Montcalm School.
Everyone who has been diagnosed with anything has had their psyche and self-esteem damaged, no matter who they are. No one plans on being diagnosed with any form of autism. Most kids that already have been diagnosed will blame their troubles on their ‘problems’. But autism is never a problem, it is a gift. Autistic students are first-class because with weakness comes strength, and with strength comes greatness!
Self-esteem issues because of autism can eat away at a kid’s heart. The issues can also make a kid think that no one is listening. The more awareness that is spread about autism, the more people, like our parents, can understand that a negative view on autism can cause a negative spiral throughout their life.