Growing up wasn't easy for me - I was a very mean and aggressive person because of my disorder. When I was twelve years old my counselor gave me medication to help me with my behavior, but I still lacked one thing and that was motivation. I did not have anything to look forward to.
That all changed during my freshmen year in high school. An autistic kid had enrolled in our school district and after a while he and I became real close friends. Because of him I volunteered in the Special Olympics and I even wrote a book on autism while still in high school.
During my senior year I decided I wanted to be a Special Ed. Teacher and it was my autistic friend who showed me my true role in life. I love working with special needs kids!
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