Benjamin Kellogg is a 21-year-old adult with autism. He lives in upstate New York and recently completed an Associate's degree in Arts and Humanities and Social Science, with a concentration in writing. His hobbies include participating in Special Olympics, playing piano, hanging out with his family and friends, playing videogames, and especially, enjoying good books.

The Art of Conversation

One of my biggest challenges in life has been trying to start and carry on conversations with other people. 

The Great Outdoors

It seems to me that for all of my life, for as much as I appreciate it, I have been at odds with the natural world. 

Getting Back on the Horse

When I was a young boy, I participated in a hippotherapy program. (HIppotherapy is therapy through horseback riding.)

Game for New Friendships

I have made some new friends.  As I have mentioned in the past, I am a member of an adult social group that an agency that I am involved with runs ...


Between this column, my blog, and my series of children’s books, I have been able to produce a steady stream of written material.

Standing Up in Class

A few months ago, I wrote about my passion for learning new things. Whether for pleasure or practicality, I find that picking up new and useful information is one of my favorite things to do.