My nickname was retard: Autism and how I survived bullying

“When everyone else has given up on you, it’s hard not to give up on yourself.” Struggling with learning disabilities and battling school bullying – like horrible nicknames such as “retard” – Ben discovered early on that kids can be cruel to children with differences like autism. With no friends and no future in sight, he cried himself to sleep at night, even contemplating suicide.

But then he had a revelation which changed everything. Ben is a fighter. And there are others out there. People who seem so ordinary – yet contain a hidden greatness.

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