My name is Constantinos and i am a high-schooler in NY. I am only 17, however I am "gifted" in politics. I have high-functioning autism and are currently having trouble in school (absences). Ive failed 9th and currently struggling in 10th (absences), however Im very intelligent. I joined this community to prove my intelligence just incase I don't finnish high school. It really bugs me that you can't have a good life without a diploma. After all its just a piece of paper from the state deciding if your smart enough, not taking into account other factors. So, I hope someone out their can see this and maybe I can get a good job and show everyone a piece of paper doesn't determine how intelligent someone is.