I first got diagnosed with autism in the 5th grade. My mom immediately put me in therapy and we found this group called friends club in Carlsbad. It was a group just for people with autism. I made so many friends and my confidence built up. My first day no one looked at each other haha. After a few sessions everyone started laughing and loving each other's company. My mom also put me in the... Read more at http://theautismsite.greatergood.com/clickToGive/aut/stories#8jjv75L4sepzohxd.99
Even though autism/Asperger’s is not what a parent wants to hear a doctor say, I am thankful for having it, it has helped me to where I can help others see there is hope for people with an autism spectrum disorder. I hope that this doesn’t only help me, but I want parents and caregivers to see hope for their young children and teenagers.