This is me, I am different, but so are we all. Different hair, different skin, different accents, different nationalities, different religions. Well, I have a different brain. I see all the beauty in every detail of everything everyday. I want acceptance as much as the next person. It is OK to be different. Variety is the spice of life.
This is my son Martin, he is 13 and was recently diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. I thought this image was poignant as it is him coming out of the darkness into the light. (He has always struggled with not knowing why he was how he was, to now having a diagnosis which helped him understand himself more). He was only diagnosed in October last year after battling to be assessed for just over a year. He is now more settled at school, he understands himself better and can now tell people when he needs time to himself to wind down.