Warsaw, Poland – Warsaw-conceived Bartek Jakubowski never considered himself “debilitated”, which is the reason he becomes displeased at whatever point he peruses articles alluding to individuals with mental imbalance as “genuinely sick”.
“I’m shocked when news sources depict Asperger’s as a sickness,” the 28-year-elderly person says.
It’s anything but a disorder, he clarifies. Maybe, it is an issue, which shows itself diversely in each individual.
Bartek was determined to have mental imbalance when he was two years of age. At 16 years old, he discovered that he experiences Asperger’s condition, part of a more extensive classification of the chemical imbalance range issue.
He is one of an expected 30,000 Poles on the chemical imbalance range. This figure, as per the non-benefit association, Synapsis, could be a lot higher, yet no examination in this space has been led locally, and the gauge depends on investigations from adjoining nations.
Until last year, Bartek worked at an upheld business venture where, by his own confirmation, he never felt at ease.
His life changed drastically in January 2016, when he started working at “Zycie quip fajne” (Life is Cool), a Warsaw-put together bistro utilizing individuals with respect to the chemical imbalance range.
“I feel as I don’t work at a spot that enlists deranged individuals any longer. This is a typical work,” he says, apparently content as he pulls out and orchestrates tables outside the bistro before it opens.
Since there is no “exceptional treatment” at Life is Cool, Bartek is alloted an assortment of undertakings, going from preparing the bistro for business, cleaning, serving clients and taking requests.
Be that as it may, his business involves more than standard tasks. As an aspect of his responsibilities, he is additionally needed to go to treatment and week by week registrations with his collaborators, whom he likes to call “companions”.
Here, he not just appears to have discovered a feeling of having a place, however he was offered peer support that set him out on an exceptionally new direction.
Energized by his collaborators, who accept he would make an extraordinary columnist, and driven by his aversion for the depiction of mental imbalance by the Polish media, Bartek shot a narrative film about his partners from Life is Cool.
In October 2016, his short, named “‘A’ like an individual”, won the Grand Prix at the National Film Review for Persons on the Spectrum of Autism.
This youthful, effervescent man needs to challenge generalizations about individuals from the range of chemical imbalance and show others “the manner in which they truly are”.
“There is a generalization of individuals with Asperger’s, similar to me, that you can’t actually converse with them and that they don’t actually get what you are saying to them,” he clarifies.
“I can disprove that.”
While he concedes that driving a pretty much typical life may come more earnestly to him and his associates, Bartek is sure he will capitalize on the chances he’s been given.
“I trust I will make it,” he says, and adds: “I’m practically sure of it. What’s more, I like to have trust.”