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My World of Autism

by Darcy Gilliland
“Autism is a disorder with several characteristics, such as: thinking differently from others, doing repetitive movements such as hand flap and rocking, having a hard time fitting in with other people, and having a world of your own. For me, being autistic means that I find it hard to fit into conversations, but think in interesting and artistic ways…For me, being autistic means that at times I have a hard time fitting in because I have a tendency to go into my own world, and I am not tuned in to what is going on around me. There are certain people I can relate to better than others, and those I can relate to are my truly close friends."