10-Year-Old Boy Writes Touching Poem About Being Autistic
Aspergers syndrome is considered a milder form of autism.
According to his mother, Benjamin was given the first two words in every sentence.
“I am odd, I am new. I wonder if you are too,” Benjamin wrote. “I hear voices in the air. I see you don’t, and that’s not fair.”
“We were both so proud, and yet so heartbroken, that this was how he felt,” he said.
“Each like, share, and comment he’s received since has made him feel like not only he does fit in and belong in this world, but has also moved him beyond words that he’s touched so many,” Giroux said.
According to a study, more than 3.5 million Americans live with an autism spectrum disorder.
What causes autism remains unknown, but scientists speculate that it might have something to do with genetics and the environment.
There is still no concrete cure for autism.