“I was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at school. This has always made it difficult for me to understand social situations and people’s emotions. Still, Asperger’s has been My ‘Plus’.
I have been a part of many different societies and events, including travelling to China for a month on my own! I have joined the Westminster Diocese, represented the Student Staff Liaison Committee and interviewed for my course at university. I was awarded the General Services Colours prize at School for all round contribution. I now feel very confident in going out and socialising. I have never let my condition become a barrier and believe it is ‘persistence’ and ‘determinedness’ that has driven me through.
Having Asperger’s has proved to be my strength, as I have developed skills such as being highly analytical, strong in attention to detail, I’ve got the ability to spot patterns at first glance, and am tenacious – I believe these are valuable skills.
What I have learnt is to never limit your ambitions and believe in what you are good at – persistence is the key!” – Alex Pizzoni