Autism Through my Eyes

By: Piper Evans

I can’t see how other people feel and body language is so hard to understand.

I do know some basic emotion like mad, sad, or happy. When I get upset my mind shuts down, and sometimes I can’t even see other options. I don’t look at people when they’re talking to me sometimes, and my mind takes thousands of pictures of a face per second. That makes me look away. I don’t know how to socialize as well as others and feel I don’t need to socialize. When I do socialize I try to quickly get out of the conversation. I am very smart, I have good grades in every subject. I’m also very talented, I can sing and dance. Mrs. Kelzenberg even said I do well in a lot of sports! A strength of mine is that I’m good at math and I can be creative, so I can use both sides of my brain where a lot of people can’t. One thing I wish I could do better is maintaining a long conversation. I’m sure my friends can help me with that!

About Mr. Johnson 3 Articles
Hi! I'm Mr. Johnson, an English teacher here at Eagle River High School and the advisor for the school newspaper. Swing by my room (A129) if you're interested in joining our little publication!

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