The Empathy Script

One of the first things people think of when they imagine a stereotypical autistic person is someone without empathy. It’s one of the reasons that I’m constantly being told I can’t possibly be autistic. “You’re too empathetic.”

Well, I’m a novelist. I make a living writing about the feelings of fictional people, and in doing so, making real people feel along with them. But this is largely because at an early age, I had to make a…

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