- Posted May 20, 2014 by
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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First Person: Your essays
I Have Asperger's
What I wasn’t expecting was for people to stop being so mad at me. They began to listen. I studied more about what Asperger’s was, and my life began to make sense. Now that people had started listening, I felt maybe I could get across what I had been trying to say before. I made a website, and I started to blog about what my life is like. I realized that people who are not on the Autistic Spectrum think, feel, and live differently. It is my job to teach them about what it’s like for me.
My name is Erin Clemens. I’m 24 years old, and I want to help others understand what my life is like living with Asperger’s Syndrome. My hope is that people can learn from what I have been through, and apply it to what may help someone they know on the spectrum. To me, autism isn’t a death sentence. It’s just a different lifestyle.