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.
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.)
I have made some new friends. As I have mentioned in the past, I am a member of an adult social group that an agency that I am involved with runs ...
Between this column, my blog, and my series of children’s books, I have been able to produce a steady stream of written material.
Being a self-advocate in the autism community for the past several years has definitely had a few perks here and there.
Last night I had a dream that found me raging through my childhood home. For some reason, I was very angry with my family.
Every day I live with and struggle to compensate for my autism.
“I don’t think it’s safe to go,” I texted my sitter. “Let me call the office.”
I attended a focus group this week. A new venture is being developed with the intent of providing a unique six to nine-month internship experience for young adults with disabilities.
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