Autists Can’t See What We Can’t See

One of the realities of growing up autistic, in a largely autistic family, was how impossible it was for me to see the skills that I lacked. I lacked social skills that meant I got bullied, I got the impression from my largely autistic family environment that this was normal and impossible to change, and that my skills academically were all that would matter for the rest of my life. It pains me sometimes to look back and realize that the family…

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