Ben Levin is a 19 year old author with Autism. When he was in school his parents and teachers tried to “cure” his Autism  But Ben says now that it was damaging to his self-esteem. He felt having Autism made him “less human”, so he began to pretend that he wasn’t Autistic and told everyone that he was cured. Later he decided to accept his Autism and who he is, and now tells people his Autism is “Not a curse, but a gift.”

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