The Struggles of a Male Aspie and Dyslexic in his 30s

Offbeat Perspectives

*Jack is the pseudonym of our interviewee who wishes to remain anonymous. His father’s pseudonym is Mark.

International Asperger’s Day is on 18th February every year 🙂

Childhood to teenagehood

Jack is a freethinker in his early 30s. Viewing himself as a moderately functioning aspie, he currently works 3 days a week as a cashier. What lies ahead for him in the upcoming months? Well, excitement, as his family is on their way to setting up a café. But before diving into his prospective future, let’s first rewind back into his past…

Jack grew up in India, where he experienced bullying in his primary school years. His father, Mark, hypothesized it was due to his thin frame back then, alongside his sensitive and passive personality (regardless of whether he had Asperger’s). In a bid to protect himself, Jack took up Judo classes which helped him in self-defence. Nonetheless, he would…

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My name is Nathan Young. I'm the founder of the Autism Candles project. I am a self-advocate. The candle project exist to make a statement about inclusion and opportunity. My email is nathan@autismcandles.com. Feel free to contact me. https://www.autismcandles.com

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