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22 Jan 2017, 2:31 am

I’m autistic’: At college, he fought stigma by speaking out

“For years, I’ve dealt with Asperger’s Syndrome and kept it secret from everyone until I graduated from high school,” he wrote. “Only a few people knew about my Asperger’s Syndrome and I hid it from others because I wasn’t going to let my hard-earned reputation fall down the toilet just because I’m autistic. It was a burden I couldn’t keep any longer and I have since accepted my disability.”

Professionally Identified and joined WP August 26, 2013
DSM 5: Autism Spectrum Disorder, DSM IV: Aspergers Moderate Severity.

“My autism is not a superpower. It also isn’t some kind of god-forsaken, endless fountain of suffering inflicted on my family. It’s just part of who I am as a person”. - Sara Luterman