Originally published May 16, 2016, on Jepsonfiles.com
I am always wondering why autism always leaves such a bad impression on people. My dad and mom say that it is because people just don’t understand. But I think it is because people are afraid that we are going to do something to make them uncomfortable. I really don’t ever try to make people uncomfortable around me, but my behavior sometimes does make them feel that way. I am sad that this is the case. I wish that it wasn’t but I’m not sure how to control myself entirely yet. I am trying to do better though every day. What I hope for is a day in the future when I am behaviorally normal even if I still have a hard time speaking. Then people would not be as freaked out by me. Autism is like a sack of treats–you never know what you are going to get when you reach your hand into the bag.