Autism, like many other disorders, may not be immediately noticeable when meeting someone. It is identifiable on a large spectrum and can look different from person to person. This is why it is important to learn about autism from those who have it. With so many stereotypes and misconceptions floating around the Internet, it's beneficial to forget what you previously thought and listen to someone whose daily life is affected by this disorder.
Connor Yates, a 10-year-old suffering from autism, recently competed in his school's speech competition. In only a few minutes, he managed to express to his classmates the many ways in which autism affects his daily life. Everyone who was in the room, and everyone watching from their computers, is a richer person for listening to Connor's story. By the way, he totally won the competition.