At the end of 2014, Richard Whelan interviewed Gonzalo Bénard about “The Sacred Book of G” and how autism influenced his life. The interview got lost and ended up not being published. Until now.
RW – When and how did you discover that you were autistic?
GB – I started being noticed at school once I used the breaks to be in a hidden corner of the library, focused reading, since I was a kid, avoiding any social relation. I was a very good student, even though I never participated verbally unless when I really had to. I didn’t do sports because I was too clumsy. These were some of the facts that made the director/teachers send me to the psychologist so they could check up what was my issue not being social, or being socially awkward. I was 13yo when she told me, after days being “tested”. When she told me…
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