Robbie Clark, Author / Public Speaker / Autism Advocate
"I'm proud to say you were one of my best friends growing up. I remember when I'd come spend the night with you on a Friday or Saturday and we would stay up as late as we could playing Super Mario Cart."
"My name is Serena, and I have an autism spectrum disorder too. I'm 15 years old, was born in Huntsville, Alabama and live in Madison, and I was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome at 13. For a long time in my life, I felt so lost, and frustrated, and alone because I didn't know why I was the way I am. It feels better knowing what it is, but I still feel very frustrated with life. The school only recently began to recognize me as having autism, so I've been struggling a lot in school for a long time. I also have schizoaffective disorder bipolar type, which is like schizophrenia and bipolar combined. People will always either see me as highly intelligent, or as completely stupid and clueless. One of the most irritating parts is when adults say to me, "Oh! Your autism must be so mild!" Everyone with autism has varying traits, not just from person to person, but from trait to trait. There are plenty of things that I struggle a lot with, so I don't take it as a compliment when people say that to me. I feel invalidated when that happens. Overall, even though I get frustrated from my difficulties, I'm mostly more glad that I'm autistic because it does have good sides."
"This should be required reading for all teachers."
Jacque Procter Reeves, Author
"I have received my copy and read it cover to cover! It was intriguing and inspiring. Anyone who works with children and adults with autism should read this book!"
Amanda Mathany Vanderheyden
On this page we are happy to share your stories. Stories about me, stories about others, stories about yourself. We all have stories to share, let me share yours. Please send me your stories, I would love to read them. Send your stories to me at:
Robbie Clark - firstname.lastname@example.org