Jonny Charlton – Blog Created January 2010
Hello, my name is Jonny Charlton. I am a huge Michael Jackson fan and like to do MJ impersonations for fun. I also love music, WWE wrestling, legos, video games and Youtube. I have been learning how to do more on the Internet, going fishing, creating costumes for my wrestling men & cooking. I moved to Florida this year and it was very hard for me. I like to have fun, but sometimes I get on people’s nerves … so, I did not make friends my first year. I really missed my best friend, Tyler.
My mom says that my new interests are very important.
This is because I have some “special’ needs that make change and doing new things kind of hard for me. They are part of the ADHD, ODD, Apsergers … behavioral spectrum. Most people cannot tell that I have problems because of the changes I have made through the years. Many people have helped me by teaching us different behavior and diet changes. I do not take medicine because I like the way I am, but sometimes it is hard because kids and teachers are mean to me.
My family tells me that my “special’ needs are a blessing. Some people are very impatient with me because of them. They do not consider my issues “real” problems or “special needs”. All I know is that I have had some REALLY hard times in school and at home, but mostly good times in my life. It is just that I have to remember a lot of things that other kids may not pay attention to during the day. Focusing can be hard, so I do forget what I am supposed to remember A LOT … it is kind of funny. It is also frustrating. I also get very emotional and this is not funny at all.
My mom says that it is the “bitter-sweet” challenge of being blessed with intuitiveness, intelligence and creativity. I just smile because she loves me, but anyone with Aspergers, ADHD, ADD, ODD or Transitional Disorder will tell you that “you do not understand” what it is like at all.
I hope that you like my blog and VIDEOS.
I use music, wrestling and things that I like to help people get to know me better … these are things that helped me stay out of trouble, make friends and keep my mind focused when I get frustrated. Most of all, people think of these things instead of looking for other problems from me. If you have a child with ADHD, ADD, ODD, Transitional Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome or whatever, they know what I mean.
I hope that this blog will help other kids do the same thing.
Please bookmark this page and visit me again, soon.
Jonny “MJ” Charlton