If You’ve Met One Autistic Person . . .
You’ve met one autistic person.
(The quote is a variation of Stephen Shore’s, but I’m allowing myself to write my own expansion of this.)
A lot of people tell me, when I reveal my recent diagnosis with autism, “You can’t be autistic.” They tell me I’m too smart, too capable, too successful, too empathetic, to be autistic. Some of them even say, “I know an autistic…