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.
My autism has created numerous difficulties in my life, many of which I have been able to overcome. However, there are still tasks that I have to learn.
For many years when my family has taken shopping trips, my primary responsibility has been to push the shopping cart.
One of my biggest challenges in life has been trying to start and carry on conversations with other people.
It seems to me that for all of my life, for as much as I appreciate it, I have been at odds with the natural world.
When I was a young boy, I participated in a hippotherapy program. (HIppotherapy is therapy through horseback riding.)
Over the last year or so I’ve talked to parents who have children that have been newly diagnosed with ASD.
Whenever I share stories of my family's experience with Willie's aggressive and self-injurious behavior, I'm always concerned that the accounts will seem over the top to some ...
With April being Autism Awareness Month, everyone is getting into the spirit of helping out when it come to this cause.
I was recently asked to host a fundraiser for a nonprofit organization that provides employment services for adults with mental illness, addiction or autism.
If you’ve ever read a column I’ve written before, you probably know that I spend a great deal of time trying to figure out where my son will go and what he will do ...
I wanted to take some time in my column this week to commend the job being done by the Wall Street Journal in covering the topic of employment and autism.
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