It took me many years to realize how successful my ADHD/Aspergerโ€™s son really is. We measured Clark by the yardsticks we had been measured by. Did he make Aโ€™s? Was he a good athlete? Was he a popular friend? By all those measures, our son, who we dubbed early on โ€œClark Kent the Wonder Kid,โ€ failed. Each year of elementary school, he did worse against this criterion. In middle school the downward slope of his performance grid fell off at a steeper angle.
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