Different, Not Disabled by Ian Kathan of WHJE

December 1, 2010 in Youthcast by Molly Adams

Ian Kathan, a student at Carmel High School and a producer at their radio station, WHJE, has Asperger's Syndrome, and he wants everyone to know that he is just fine. In fact, he wouldn't wish his life to be any other way. In his profile of himself, Ian describes why thinking of himself as living with a "disorder"  merely makes excuses for his behavior. The way he is, is who he is! He also talks with a doctor he's worked with for years about why you can't get away with excusing your problems on a disability.
Ian describes his piece this way:
Taking a bound away from logic, I've gone and explored my own mind, and what I found is something that can't be told, it needs to be experienced. When you listen to this, I ask that you go in with an open mind, and try to imagine the best you can. I promise I'll try my best to explain what it is like to be… well, me.
Well, enough typing. Take a listen!
Intro music is Different by Suhov / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0. Outro music is Our Ego [Feat. Different Visitor] by Broke For Free / CC BY 3.0. Both tracks plus much more Creative Commons licensed music can be found at the Free Music Archive.