Growing up I began to realize that I was different from my peers. At first this bothered me and hindered the development of my self-esteem. As I got older I started to realize that this was not a big deal and it began to bother me less and less. I began seeking out other ways to become involved in things that would help me feel connected to my peers. Participating in music was my outlet.
As I continued to age I found that I was more like my peers than I thought. The issue was that my peers did not understand me or some of my behaviors because they did not have a good understanding of what Autism Spectrum Disorders were.
While it was still difficult for me to connect with my neurotypical peers the more I aged the better life became for me. There were still many challenges and roadblocks to tackle but I was starting to find some self worth in my music and playing the trombone. I found that special interest that would help me excel in school. My special interest saved my entire high school experience from being a complete disaster. This book shares how I used my special interest to help cope with having autism and to defeat my fears that the other kids all thought I was different.

Published: Travis Breeding on
ISBN: 9781310047626
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