In this episode, we are joined by an author living with a type of autism known as Asperger’s Syndrome, Matthew Kenslow. His journey through life, learning about everyone and everything around him through both compliments and teases, has been an adventure. His goal is to demonstrate to others how autistic people perceive the world in a different way from the rest of the world. In this episode, Host Annette Hines and Matthew talked about how Matthew handled socialization from grade school until college. For him, being aware of his limitations and differences from neurotypical students was key to his self-acceptance, for example during grade school, he accepted that he was not really as good a reader as others. But eventually, he became an author who published the book, Juggling the Issues: Living With Asperger’s Syndrome in which he shares a collection of short stories from his life and many of the issues that those with autism and Asperger’s face each day.  In addition, he also gives some details about how he earned the Gold Medal of Achievement (which is equivalent to the rank of Eagle Scout) through Royal Rangers. 

You can find Matthew Kenslow’s book on amazon:Juggling the Issues: Living With Asperger’s Syndrome Plus, you can read more about his writing and life journey on his Facebook page: 

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