#LIUB = Light it up blue, Ashton’s Autism Awareness Day interview.

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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 SpeaksI 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. 

This is my piece on living with autism. Feel free to like & Share this blog link on Facebook. 

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