Columnist

Columnist

Benjamin Kellogg is a 21-year-old adult with autism. He lives in upstate New York and recently completed an Associate's degree in Arts and Humanities and Social Science, with a concentration in writing. His hobbies include participating in Special Olympics, playing piano, hanging out with his family and friends, playing videogames, and especially, enjoying good books.


Giving Thanks

I have been thinking a lot lately about things that I am thankful for. 

Tired of College

After completing a year and a half of college, I have noticed that I have become increasingly tired of doing schoolwork. 

Anxiety

One feeling which I have become very accustomed to throughout my life is anxiety. On many occasions, I feel an enormous pressure to complete a task or intense anticipation

Home Schooling

A large portion of my primary education was spent being taught at home by my mother. My parents removed me from the public school system because they had a major point of contention with the district's

The Decision not to Drive

Even though I am old enough to try to obtain a driver’s license, my fear of my lack of skills prevents me from attempting to do so.  

Becoming a Writer

For all twenty years of my life, I have lived with a condition called autism.