NDIS Participant Rohan talks about his experience with Asperger’s, and the power of goals and dreams – at any age.
My name is Rohan and I am 10 years old.
I have Asperger’s, which is a type of autism.
Having autism has affected my life in lots of ways, both positive and negative.
Before I started doing home-school I always had bullies.
In primary school they made me feel like I was just a backdrop in a movie and they were the stars.
I have come to realise since then that all of my bullies were wrong.
Their actions now can just be brushed off like fine dust.
I know Asperger’s makes me unique and special in ways that will leave an important mark on the world.
I have many dreams and I am so excited because the help I get will propel me towards those dreams so that I can make them real.
I would like to feel strong and healthy in my body, but my biggest heart’s desire is for people to be able to read and enjoy my stories.
I want my name to be beside J.K Rowling, Steve King, Roald Dahl, Dr. Seuss and all of the greats.