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The Marvelous Masterpiece of Music

I am proud to say that I’m one of the many many people who adores music. It really sets the mood if ya think about it. For example, if I listen to happy music, it makes me happy. Sad music makes me sad, and mad music makes me mad. Music I think really truly sets […]

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Left first, Right last

Ever since I was a little dude, I’ve always had a thing for the left and to the right. It seems so interesting to me because when I discovered left or right, I thought there was this balance. When I was an elementary school student, I would spin to the left 3 times, and to […]

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National (World) Autism Awareness Day

It’s been about 10 minutes since I learned about this National Autism Awareness Day, and all I can say is “Wow! This is interesting.” I had no idea there was such a thing as NAAD or WAAD for World Autism Awareness Day. Not really sure if it’s suppose to have an acronym or not. I […]

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Attitude Change

I’ve always said to myself that it’s never too late to change the attitude. When I was little, I didn’t really know how to have fun. I was always the serious one sometimes that thought that having fun has strict limits like not playing soccer when it’s raining. Today, playing soccer in the rain is […]

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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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Talking to Themselves

We all talk to ourselves. For someone who has autism, that person talks to himself in wrong times. To be honest, I do the same thing too sometimes even though I’m older. I would imitate a line from a movie or play because I thought it was such a cool line like: “Ah-  wait wait let me […]

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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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Looks on the outside.

I have been observing people’s looks throughout the years. All over school, in the city, on T.V., and a lot of other places in the world. When I look at myself in the mirror, I see something different then other people. Of course, every face is different, but I’ve noticed that I have a rounder […]

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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 Bond Between Water and Autism

I’ve been noticing lately that there have been a relationship with the water and with people who have autism. I can understand that whole thing because I remembered the time that I enjoyed the water when I was 3 months old. I love swimming myself, it’s always fun going into the water and feel free. […]

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