It took me many years to realize how successful my ADHD/Asperger’s son really is. We measured Clark by the yardsticks we had been measured by. Did he make A’s? Was he a good athlete? Was he a popular friend? By all those measures, our son, who we dubbed early on “Clark Kent the Wonder Kid,” 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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