By Jessica Peers
Expelled from mainstream schooling and vaguely conscious she has whatever known as 'Asparagus' Syndrome, 12-year-old Jessica is distributed away to a residential institution for teens with autism. right here, first and foremost depressing and misunderstood, she spends the following 5 years attempting to focus on the stern institution procedure - scuffling with opposed to erroneous instructor interventions, facing the onset of early life and becoming in with the opposite students. Recalling her institution years with humour and perception, Jessica takes the reader correct within what it seems like to have AS. Her account will open the eyes of readers to the problems, and the rewards, of this situation.
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Shaun might be a boy, but he could be on a similar intellectual level to my own. I walked through the open door slowly. Underneath a large, misshapen collage of badly drawn figures, each representing a resident young person, was printed the slogan: “OUR FRIENDS AT EASTON HOUSE”. Beneath the vividly papered letters various autographs had been scrawled. Tempted to add my own, I feared doing so would merely sign my contract of eternal confinement. I might be trapped for ever behind these scrawled-upon walls.
Looking down at me from his place on the wall, paper face both CHAPTER THREE 41 handsome and compassionate, his long-lashed hazel eyes seemed to understand my pain. Had he been there at that moment, he would surely have sneaked me out through a window and into his waiting Ferrari. Gingerly, I dried my hair, eyes forever drifting towards his revered visage. Calista sat opposite me on the right-hand side of the room. I was on the left. Long blonde hair flowing, freshly dried over her slim shoulders, she looked more like the princess whom John Taylor would rescue.
No way out. Choosing to be as far from my tormentor as possible, I hot-footed it towards the door. Eva caught me in mid-stride with her tangerine arm. ” “I AM! ” Struggling against her grip, I broke free and ran towards the stairs, passing Eunice on the way. Finally, I reached the front door. To my despair, it was locked! Behind me, I could hear the heavy tread of Eunice accompanied by the dainty steps of Jeanette. I was lifted from the floor and dragged back up the stairway. Above me, I saw the grinning face of the toxic Eva.