Autistic teacher: the day I resigned

Mathieu Belleville-Douelle
8 min readMay 7, 2024
Photo by Taylor Flowe on Unsplash

Back to school in January. The big day. I have an appointment with the Principal at noon.

Rituals due to daily stress

As I do every morning, I drive past the school to park further away, in another parking lot. I don’t want the students or my colleagues to see me doing what I call my rituals. My place is waiting for me, at the back, in a recess, against a…

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Mathieu Belleville-Douelle

I love writing, words and ideas. I always want to learn and explore new fields. Committed to my values, I struggle with my inner contradictions.