Many thanks for writing this! I’ve often had similar thoughts as this post 😊💕
I recently came across some autism-related news; it’s unfortunate the autism mention came in defending one’s poorly-chosen actions:
“I understand I came off as super rude but I’m rude and there’s nothing I can do about it.”
[Becky] said she suffers from Autism and that having Obregon stand outside her home made her feel trapped.
“As somebody with autism I’m extremely uncomfortable with having strangers in front of the house,” she said. “It’s extremely triggering to have to walk out and see a stranger there. To me, this person might attack me, I don’t know.”
As I read this article (and the, uh, interesting takes that followed), it got me thinking about the all-too-fine lines between ‘autism as a reason for actions’ vs. ‘autism as an excuse.’
I’ve even had to endure some difficult conversations about to what extent I “hide” my negative actions (brusqueness, directness, ignorance, insensitivity)…
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