My name is Andrew and I am autistic. My autism does not stop my brain from working. It has made it better because I can do great things with my brain. I am just like everyone else that is alive except I cannot speak. I can communicate by using supported typing. My voice has been stuck in my head until my mom found it in April of this year when we went to a conference that used supported typing. Then my world was opened up! I love typing because I get to have a say in my life. That has been the best gift ever and is a miracle!
I really struggle with my body because I can’t control it like everyone else. It does not listen to my brain and it does things I don’t want it to, like rocking my head back and forth and making sounds I don’t want it to make.
I am going into the ninth grade this fall and am fourteen years old. God is the most important thing in my life. I love the Beatles and want to study French, Geometry, Physics and Anatomy and Physiology. I want to be a homicide detective when I get older.
Please follow my life story! God has great things in store for me!
(From Andrew’s mom, Susan: Unless otherwise noted, all of the entries in this blog are written by Andrew. They are his words, thoughts and feelings).