One child’s look at being autistic – guest blog post

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“I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion”. Henry David Thoreau

Hi, my name is Maddie.

I am 13 years old.  I am in the 7th grade.  I like boys, music, Instagram, and  my friends.  I am also autistic. My mom asked me to write this blog post about being autistic and this is what it is like.

Being autistic, it can be hard for me to understand what people are saying. Like, sometimes it doesn’t make sense what people are trying to ask me to do something or tell me to do something. Sometimes it’s hard for me to sleep at night and I think that is because I am autistic.

It is easy for me to get out of bed and get changed every day.  I can take care of myself for the most part. I get dressed for school.  I can make my own breakfast, and I brush my teeth and hair.

I love to hug people and give people kisses.  Even though I am autistic, I still like to do that.

Sometimes in school, it is hard for me to do certain classes, like PE.  I can’t run as fast as the other students can.  I try  my hardest but sometimes I don’t think I’m good.  My favorite classes in school are Math and Pottery.  I like getting math homework and working with numbers are easy for me. And I like pottery because I like to make things for my mommy.

One day when I grow up, I want to be a doctor to help a kid like me.  I want help them with heart problems and other kinds of problems too. If I can’t be a heart doctor,  I want to be a teacher and work with kids with special needs.

When I am not in school, I like to see my friends and hang out with them.  I love to write people letters and tell them how beautiful and pretty they are.  I also love volleyball and listening to my music and singing along.

I don’t think it is bad or a problem to be autistic.  I don’t mind being autistic at all.  I don’t think that i am any different from any other kids, I just like different things.

This is who I am,

Maddalyn.

This was written by my amazing daughter and I think she did a beautiful job.  Show her some love my commenting and liking this post.

Maddie has been diagnosed PPD_NOS since she was 5 years old. She is high-functioning autistic and one day the hope will be that she will be able to live on her own,  She is the only daughter of Lisa and Eric.  Maddie has two brothers. 

Maddie is one of the reasons my world goes around.

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