“You Can’t Be Autistic”

I think you mean when you tell me this: “I can’t believe you are autistic because you seem so normal. You don’t act anything like Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man. You don’t rock back and forth or memorize meaningless statistics or mumble to yourself in public. You are smart, and articulate, and charming, and I really like you.” You are trying to give me a sincere compliment, and I am grateful for that.

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