Last week, the National Autism Association shared a touching poem on their Facebook page.
Titled I Am, the poem shares the inner thoughts of 10-year-old Benjamin who has Asperger's syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder.
His mother sent in the poem with the following message: "My 10-year-old son with Asperger's was asked to write a poem for school titled I Am' he was given the first two words in every sentence. This is what he wrote..."
Benjamin's words clearly share a depth and perspective that come with the challenges of facing autism.
I feel like a boy in outer space
I touch the stars and feel out of place
I worry what others might think
I cry when people laugh, it makes me shrink
Doesn't that just get you right in the feels?!