Why Autists Don’t Get Jokes

Many neurotypical people assume that autists lack a sense of humor. This is not usually the case. What is actually the problem is that context is necessary to understand the joke and autists often do not have the socially grounding to gather context to make sense of the joke. There are a variety of factors that play into this. When I was a teen, I learned to laugh at jokes that other people made because I could tell from the timing of the words that it was…

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