I think this trip I recently took to present at the Autism Research Institute Conference in Newark saved my life because I was truly depressed with boredom.
You see I did not believe the importance my life had. My mom told me I had a lot to teach nice people, helping them kindly learn about people like me. But I did not believe her. Happily nice mom was right. I will continue to advocate and dearly write to inform others. Nicely I just want to help others.
In Newark at the conference I gave a talk on being autistic and my transition to adult life. I tried to be nice during the presentation but I could not sit still. The whole time I frankly was very nervous. I felt overwhelmed every time the power point slide talked about me. The thing that was kindly helpful was having my friend Ted talking kindly to me, frankly very calmly. It was greatly a big help just having him there. Frankly every time I got nervous he would be very calm.
Some people think really that my being autistic makes me stupid. But I greatly am not. I now know that I am smarter than many people. My brain just works harder then other people’s.
I met wonderful people who get me at the conference, people who are part of the Autistic Global Initiative. They are greatly important to my truly happy change of heart.