Bridgeport man with Asperger's syndrome builds awareness in community
A 22-year-old Bridgeport man with Asperger's syndrome is working to build awareness in his community about the form of autism.
Trinachi Stewart says the experiences that shape our lives have everything to do with the positive spirit we put into them - especially when it comes to resolving problems. He says he does not let negative words affect him.
Trinachi Stewart was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome at 7 years old.
His grandmother and legal guardian, Alfreda Stewart, 60, says raising a child with Asperger's syndrome has been a joy.
"People are drawn to him. He has a charm and a charisma about him where people just like to be around him, so he wasn't really bullied in school," said Alfreda Stewart.
Trinachi Stewart loves to write and enjoys bringing the characters he writes about to life by reading his stories aloud.
During Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, his grandmother wants the world to know her grandson.
"He is creative -- a bit eccentric. He has a good heart and a good spirit," said Alfreda Stewart. "He's the world's best grandson."
Trinachi Stewart is working toward being a paraprofessional in the Bridgeport Public School System.