Life’s challenges produce a remarkable young man

REMARKABLE: Andrew White was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome when he was 10, and has become a remarkable young man because of it.

HERE are challenges that must be faced in every life, but perhaps consider the magnitude of those faced by Andrew White.

Diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome at the age of 10, Andrew is a walking example of what can be achieved with patience and support.

Now, two decades later, he wants to return the favor and help the next generation of children with autism – having a very unique perspective on what it is like to grow up diagnosed on the spectrum.

“I was diagnosed when I was 10,” Andrew explained.

“Because of the government back then I had four teachers leave in one year, and that really triggered it off.

“I used to get quite upset when they would leave the school.”

Although he is able to laugh about it now, there are some obviously painful memories.

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