Ma⁠t⁠⁠t⁠hew Kenslow

August 12, 2022

Matthew Kenslow

August 12, 2022

“As I grew up, I wondered why things like social interactions were struggles for me. Then, I was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome.”

“Asperger’s enhances our perception of life – the cons, but also the pros. I’ve always had a sense of humor and have never given up on my hobbies like juggling or piano playing – and I also never gave up on simply being nice to others the best I could. If there’s one thing I learned from being teased is how much it hurts. Having autism, that feeling is enhanced – I can’t forget those things that happened in the past. I don’t have a photographic memory, but I remember a lot of stuff that happened, and I don’t want other people to feel that.”

“I’ve also applied my memory to the things I enjoy – like learning about the Constitution and the presidents of the United States. I feel proud of being raised in a patriotic household and going to a patriotic school. That’s why I’m interested in wanting to conserve what America was founded on.” 

“I’ve studied the Constitution thoroughly and it gave me a greater appreciation of what the founding fathers put together – the democratic republic and popular sovereignty. It’s a nation where we have a voice, and I admire that.”

In Matthew Kenslow’s book ‘Juggling the Issues’, he helps people better understand living with Asperger’s through a series of short stories from his life.

“In this day and age, people are impatient and just want their agenda to be implemented. But, disagreements are inevitable.”

“There are a lot of people in this country, and each person has a background, a family history and their own ideology. Just have conversations, take everything without bias, consider the points made and try to come up with a solution.”

Matthew Kenslow
Costa Mesa, California