Aiden (13, friend of Ellis): Hi, I’m Aiden; I’m thirteen years old. Ellis has been the only person I’ve known that had Asperger’s before. I’ve known him since I was a baby. I went to primary school with him and now secondary school so, yeah, we’ve been close friends and stuff. We like the same topics like video games or movies or maybe a book, or something like that. If we wanna hang out we go to each other’s places and have fun. He’s smart, he’s friendly, he likes to read and Ellis is more organised than me. He probably hands his homework in, like, four days earlier than it’s supposed to be.
When I was in primary school I used to watch out for Ellis. If he was, like, upset or something, I’d care for him and stuff. Making friends and stuff, probably a little harder for Asperger’s kids and maybe if someone was annoying Ellis, umm, he might react differently or just might tell them to go away. Yeah, but it can go both ways I reckon. Like, someone who doesn’t have Asperger’s can probably get offended and upset really easy as well. Like if a new kid with Asperger’s comes to your school, just be friendly to them and, umm, and just be careful what you say. Don’t offend him or her and just be friendly to them.