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The Legacy of The Rainbow Seed

In 2003, I had an assignment. That assignment was to work quietly in 3rd grade and write a story about flowers. I got really really excited when I got that assignment because for one thing, I like writing stories, and I love flowers. I was one of the few boys in Seattle that adore flowers, and I still do […]

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Defying A Tiger

Tigers are brightly colored cats with black stripes. Their color of fur is bright orange, but covering that orange is the dark black stripes. I have bright moments, but sometimes they cloud up with dark moments. Those stripes allow the tiger to blend in with certain surroundings that will make the tiger camouflaged so it can hide. A […]

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Energy Readings

Some people who have autism have high energy, some people who have autism have low energy. With me, I’m proud to say that I had amazing energy when I was a kid. I was immature back then by using that energy in the wrong time like during class time. I would do recess but still have a […]

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Why Avoid Eye Contact?

Kids who have autism avoid eye contact a lot of times, and I was one of those kids who avoided eye contact with a lot of people. There are many reasons why kids who have autism would avoid eye contact with other people. Here is a small list on why I think the reason is. […]

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The Rainbow Seed

In a faraway farm, there lived a little boy named Ted. Friends called him Teddy for his nickname. He lived in an old broken home with his mom, Susie, in the middle of nowhere. They couldn’t see any flowers surrounding them—nothing but dry land and a roadway to the store. Then one day, Teddy decided to walk […]

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