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Focus on your strengths & be yourself: life according to Michael Gray

18 January 2017 in Interchangers' stories, Stories

Michael Gray in the park with two friends, sitting on the grass

Michael celebrating with mates

In many ways, Michael Gray is your typical 21 year old guy. He loves music, socialising and gaming, and he can pull some smooth moves on the dancefloor. However, he also lives with two disabilities: Autism and ADHD.

Michael is conscious that sometimes his disability causes him to say things without thinking.

“Sometimes my disability means that I don’t always pick up people’s signals about what I say,” he said.

“Sometimes I speak without thinking, but that’s not really what I want to do.”

Michael is passionate about helping people and he firmly believes in being yourself.  He lives that mantra every day and has made a video to encourage others to do the same.

Check out his video:

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