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Ginger, Volunteer Mentor (@gingerw)

How You Experience Autism

Autism (ASD) | Last Active: Aug 22, 2020 | Replies (171)

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@lisalucier

@gingerw – this article you mentioned, "My Answer to the Question 'What Does Autism Feel Like?" https://themighty.com/2016/04/what-does-autism-feel-like
was insightful in many ways. This statement about the variation in different people's experience of autism spectrum disorder captured my attention in particular: "Dr. Stephen Shore once said, 'If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism.'”

gingerw, @mamacita @auntieoakley @xottawan @looking4advice @calypso @savanti, do you think this is accurate? If so, why or why not?

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@lisalucier It's not called a "spectrum" without basis for that moniker. It can be a tricky one to diagnose, because just as everyone is an individual, our internal wiring lends itself to a wide variety of responses in different situations. Plus, for many of us, we have had to mask our true self in order to survive. I wholeheartedly agree with this statement, and will be curious about the replies from others.
Ginger

If I wnet back to look at postings of mine, I am certainiI would have quoted this same stsrement.

Every Autistic person is nit terrific at math.

Every Autistic person did not experience mutism. I was the opposite. Speaking in senteces at six months

Every Autistic person does not rock or swsy back and forth. But I do.

Every Autistic person does not have superior hearing. Bur I do. And it has been both trouble and a help.
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Mamacita Jane