You’re Either Autistic or You’re Not

No, everyone is not “a little autistic.” My brain literally processes input differently than yours does. All input. Verbal, sensory, emotional, social….everything. You may understand some of the symptoms I experience that are related to my autism, but you can never understand what it’s like to have an autistic brain. And that’s okay, because I’ll never understand what it’s like to have a non-autistic brain either. But please don’t patronize me or anyone else with that “everyone’s a little autistic” line. It’s dismissive and insulting.

A post on closetautism said it much more eloquently here.

No, not everyone is a little bit autistic.

I haven’t updated my blog in a while, so this is the first post of many I plan to save from Facebook obscurity. While this one was rather brief, I’ve written a lot of more substantial content on Facebook that I never brought over to my own platform. Thanks for sticking with me through the long silences!

Christina Gleason (970 Posts)

That’s me: Christina Gleason. I’m a professional copywriter, editor, and blogger. My company is called Phenomenal Content. (Hire me!) I’m a relatively high-functioning Aspie who also lives with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), depression, anxiety, and chronic pain. I am not ashamed to admit that I am in the care of a psychiatrist, who assures me that people in therapy are often better adjusted than “normal” people who are not, because at least we know what our issues are and are working on them. I’m a geek for grammar, fantasy, and select types of gaming, including World of Warcraft and Empire: Four Kingdoms. I hate vegetables. I have an intense phone phobia, so I’ll happily conduct business over email or IM instead.


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