Great thoughts. I am always interested in learning more about Autism to help me further understand what my step-son goes through.
I can’t always tell which bits of me are a result of being autistic, and which bits would have been there anyway. It may not be helpful to know one way or another.
I share as many personality characteristics with other autistic people, as I do with other brown eyed people.
What we do have in common are some experiences, some ways of seeing social interaction, some loves and hates of sensory input.
What we don’t have in common, is a sense of humour, a dress sense, an accent. Because autistic people are just people like everyone else.
Autism is something that can isolate us. It can lead to difficulties in dealing with social situations. It can lead to sensory overload.
Just like I don’t understand the more common negative reaction to certain stimuli – I can happily scrape my nails down a chalkboard, or rub a balloon and make…
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