Heart touching poem by this 10-year-old boy with Asperger’s will leave you in tears
People with special needs and Autism tend to express their emotions using different sources like artworks, literary works and poems. People with different autism spectrum disorders tend to find it difficult to connect with other people as they find it difficult to express themselves and gauge what others are saying.
Social anxiety, inapt in social behavior and repetitive behaviors tend to make it difficult for people with ASD to continue a normal conversation and find other ways to interact with people. A 10-year-old boy who suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome found out a way to connect with others and said what all was in his heart when he was given an assignment to write a poem on ‘I am…’
Check out the heart touching poem on the last page.
1 Though he is suffering from Asperger’s Syndrome, but he is special!
Benjamin Grioux is a normal looking 10-year-boy who lives in New York with his parents and siblings. His great grandfather is a WWII veteran and he loves doing things that a normal 10-year-old would do, but there is something noticeably different with Benjamin. You see, Benjamin is an Asperger’s Syndrome patient. The fifth grader suffering from Asperger’s, which is a form of autism, did something that has made him an internet sensation.
He had received an assignment from his school, the Cumberland Head elementary in which he had to write a poem in order to celebrate National Poetry Month. The poem was to begin with the words ‘I am’. His parents read what Benjamin wrote and his words brought them to tears and when his father put it on his Facebook page, the poem went viral. Check out the poem on the last page for yourself.