10-Year-Old Autistic Boy’s Powerful Poem Goes Viral on Facebook

The poem posted on facebook has been shared over 29000 times within 2 weeks.

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Benjamin Giroux was asked to write a poem about himself for school titled “I am.” (Photo Courtesy: Twitter/<a href="https://twitter.com/sonnygiroux/status/722789031696809984">@SonnyGiroux</a>)

The mother of a 10-year-old boy suffering from Aspergers syndrome shared a poem written by her son on Facebook. The poem has gone viral on social media and has struck a chord with many people.

National Autism Association shared the transcript of the poem on their Facebook page and responses have been pouring in.

Benjamin Giroux was asked to write a poem about himself for school. The only condition was that the poem must be titled “I Am”. The post was shared 29000 times within 2 weeks.

Aspergers syndrome is a development disorder characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction and non-verbal communication along with restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests. It is a type of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and differs from other disorders by relatively normal language and intelligence.

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