“They told me, ‘You can’t have any kids.
If you want kids, you have to go to a special school,'” she said.
“They were so insistent.
They kept telling me, you don’t want to go.
They were very adamant about that.”
She said she was told to attend special schools for children with autism, and then they told her that there were no special schools in the city for people with autism.
“They said, ‘It’s like you’re not a normal person and you’re special.’
That’s all they said,” she said of her experience.
After more than a year of waiting, she finally had the opportunity to enroll in a special preschool program, and said she feels fortunate to have found a program that she can finally call home.
“I’ve been working on it since August,” she added.
“I have a lot of time and I have a great support network.
It’s been a long road.
But I think I’ve come through.”