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.
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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