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.
During the July 4th holiday, I visited the county fair with my mom, a few of my aunts and uncles, and my cousin.
In the past few years, I have attempted to play a lot of sports, from baseball to soccer and even floor hockey.
I have been thinking lately about what kinds of writing I want to do in the future.
Now that I have graduated from college, my parents are again emphasizing the importance of life skills with me.
At 11:21 a.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2012, I completed the final test for the last class of my final semester of college. I will be graduating later this week.
Over the course of the past few weeks, I have become firmly aware that April was Autism Awareness Month.
As my journey through adulthood continues, I am constantly becoming aware of new and unfamiliar responsibilities as they present themselves.
On a trip to Arizona three years ago, my son Mickey asked to visit the airport gift shop. He rummaged through a display of stuffed animals.
Since I wrote of Cameron’s postsecondary funding dilemma last week, not much progress has been made.
Over the last year or so I’ve talked to parents who have children that have been newly diagnosed with ASD.
Whenever I share stories of my family's experience with Willie's aggressive and self-injurious behavior, I'm always concerned that the accounts will seem over the top to some ...
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