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Ginger, Volunteer Mentor (@gingerw)

Issues with autism diagnosis and perception

Autism (ASD) | Last Active: Mar 10, 2020 | Replies (11)

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@lisalucier

Hi, @gingerw – will you share more about what points in these two articles about autism resonated with you?

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@lisalucier One of the major points is the sentence "It’s OK to be autistic." Society as a whole places a lot of emphasis on pigeonholing people, often looking down on those who are not in the mainstream [whatever that might be!] I do not wear a sign around my neck advertising the fact I am on the spectrum, but I do not shirk from it. I am who I am, and have finally valued myself enough to not mask [as much] and be honest to my own self/Self.

In the second article, a very accurate fact is made that as a person on the autism spectrum, I process things differently, in almost all aspects. It makes the abilities I do have and work with, more successful. It has helped me understand the "whys" and the reasons for certain reactions I see in myself and others.
Ginger

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