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Yesterday was Autistic Pride Day.
It’s a good day to celebrate the spectrum diversity of autism.
Contrary to what a lot of people think, the autistic spectrum is not linear.
It’s more like a scatter graph, which is why everyone on the autistic spectrum is unique.
Since I’ve become more vocal in my daily life about my assessment, I have generally received the same comments ranging from “but you’re still you” to “yeah, but we’re all a little autistic.”
The latter is hugely frustrating.
I’ve had to have it explained to me why people would say that to me as I don’t get it. It completely undermines my assessment and devalues me as a human being, but I’ve had to be told that it’s people poorly attempting to make me feel better or feel less “alone” even if it’s not a helpful way to do it (and they probably don’t…
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