Written by Ashton Deroy
Today seems like the perfect day to write on Autism because I just had the interview with Seneca College’s Journalism student Kiavash Golzadeh for his assignment. This is not the assignment but I thought maybe I would write about some interesting questions I’ve been asked prior about my autism.
How do you feel about Autistic people presented in Television shows? I feel like people only get to see the low functioning math geniuses. They don’t get to see emotionally complicated autistic people like me or Diana Skye. I think people would be surprised to know that I feel my ADHD has made learning math more complicated. However, I also feel it has made me more focused at athletic activities.
How do you feel about Autism Speaks? I admire their dedication to making autism more liveable as well as preventing autism in the future. Despite thoroughly enjoying my autistic peers I have wondered since I was a kid, what is it like to live without this brain abnormality? Would I be happier? It is not something you really even consider unless you live with autism yourself.
What is your biggest fear in coping with your autism? I feel silly saying this but my biggest fear with this autism is ending up alone in life and therefore reverting backward from currently conquered behaviors. I have no interest in being different, unemployed and rude. I want what anyone else wants, a long-term partner, a career, and my own home. Despite these ambitions sometimes feeling equal to a kid drawing their future on construction paper.
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