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My Visit to Gateway Academy, Arizona

This was my most challenging speaking engagement yet! No one has asked me to speak at a school graduation ceremony until recently; Other speaking engagements I have done were about giving information relating to autism, but this was a GRADUATION speech I had to give, and that was scary! Before I took my seat on the front row, I said: “I want my mom.” My dad was with me, but it was just one of those feelings, ya know.

I think the main reason why I was so terrified, in this particular event, was because it reminded me of the time I graduated high school in 2013, not too long ago. That does not feel very long ago to me, maybe because I know how important graduation is. So we practiced hard on getting the outline right before going up on stage to make the best impression on all of those graduates since it can only be done once. 

Before graduation, Dad and I had the privilege to check out the school . Gateway Academy. Out of all of the schools I have been in, this one...

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End School Crises

In my final days of high school, I have discovered the processes I call the End School Crises.


For those who don’t know what the End School Crises (ESC) is, let my tell you what it’s about.


I have been in school for a really really long time. About 15 years I’d say including preschool twice and kindergarten. Throughout those years I was so used to the whole routine of getting up in the morning and going to school. I see familiar faces all around teachers, students, para-pros, and other staff members in the schools. I had the ESC in Elementary, Intermediate, and Middle school. But in High School, it’s big… very big.


Signs of ESC include:

  • Doing unexpected things
  • Acting crazy
  • Making a fool out of yourself
  • Adrenalin Rush
  • Strong sensible emotions such as sad, or mad
  • Do as much things as fast as possible
  • Get in trouble usually
  • Feeling lost
  • Strong fear of leaving school

These are certain signs of ESC. It’s easy to remember the acronym by the far left...

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