Benjamin Kellogg

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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.


Staying Connected

When I was very young, I remember using the telephone in my parents’ house to call a home shopping network in an attempt to get a pretty-looking umbrella.

Participating in Autism Awareness

As part of Autism Awareness Month, I recently had the pleasure of participating in two events which helped to recognize the presence of autistic people and bring awareness ...

Travels with My Father

I recently returned from a three-day business trip with my father, who works selling car belts and hoses. 

Self-Advocacy

In my last column, I said I was preparing to give a speech at a meeting of a local special education group about my life with autism in order to advocate ...

Support Systems

A few months ago, I wrote about the Special Education Parent Teacher Student Association (SEPTSA) that started in my school district. 

Blogging

I have recently undertaken some important steps in my evolution as a writer. In a previous column, I described how I have written a children’s book and am preparing to create a whole series.