#WIWMTU Lewis' Story

What I Wish My Teachers Understood About Autism

Day #10: Lewis's Story

This is my son Lewis. He is 12 years old and was diagnosed with autism at the age of 10. This diagnosis came after a 7 year battle. He is verbal but has trouble in social aspects in life. He gets anxious and can not cope with change. Lewis has been in a mainstream school because my local council said he don't fit the criteria for a special school. The teachers don't have a clue on how to deal with him. He can't understand the work, struggles with his class members and gets frustrated, which result in meltdowns.

His wish is for all of his teachers to understand him and listen when he speaks.

He knows he's different and struggles in life but he says he hates school and wants to be at home.

If his teachers could understand him they would see the little boy that has so much to give. His teachers could also learn that he's the most amazing child. He wishes that they would not judge him and instead, accept him and his autism.