My son is now 16 years old.
He has been blogging now for about 4 years.
Fionn is the 3rd of our 4 children.
He has asperger’s syndrome and he understands it as being wired differently.
He has learned so much about jimself and about other people since then. It was NOT easy. BUT he genuinely loves how he is and never wishes he was any different- nor for one second , do we. In the early stages of explaining the differences he noticed in himself and other children one of the phrases we used was “autistic and proud”.
He has a great understanding of his own condition and has learned to mix well, integrate in a mainstream world, play team sports and is very aware of the differences his conditions gives him. This is Fionn now- not a bit less autistic but a LOT more capable of managing in the mainstream world.
He is a fantastic ambassador for autism..in choosing the title of the blog it was obvious that it should be his phrase….”autistic and proud”.
in establishing the blog we wanted to give him the opportunity to help the world understand how it looks through his eyes…different but not less!
as Fionn is still very young and is “wary” of social networking, I help him manage the blog, and all emails come through my account…