I might have Asperger’s Syndrome. But do I really want to know?

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Creative Commons image by Håvard Bjerke,.
Creative Commons image by Håvard Bjerke.

By: Serenity Baruzzini

Most people are unaware of the symptoms of Asperger’s syndrome — they include an unusually high IQ and a difficulty surviving in the social world. The fact that the symptoms vary in gender doesn’t help. Serenity Baruzzini, age fourteen, does not yet have a formal diagnosis, and now she’s struggling to decide whether or not she wants one at all.

Serenity comes to us from the Philadelphia-based Mighty Writers program.


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