When I was in Year Five, I remember on Wednesdays and Thursdays, after morning tea (I felt by that stage we had moved past little lunch) we used to have, what our teacher called endurance, for fifteen minutes before we went back into class. I remember this teacher didn’t get us to walk back from the oval in two lines, but let us stroll up, and what I’m about to describe was as irresponsible as it was inhumane, he nominated four people and said that they had his permission to give stragglers a soft kick to hurry them up. I…

Peter Wynn

Diagnosed with autism at 35. Explained a lifetime of difference.

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