The Asperger’s / #actuallyautistic ‘sub’culture, the way I see it

Great thinking here – very well-put!

the silent wave

I’ve been blessed to meet Aspie/autistic people from all over the world, including different regions of the United States, as well as Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, Wales, India, and many other areas.  We’re all from different cultures–and yet…

…those of us on the spectrum all seem to have our core neurotype characteristics in common.  Although our individual external societal cultures “flavor” us to an extent, they almost seem (at least, to me) to have a bit less of an effect or influence than they might have on allistic (non-autistic) people.  In general, we seem to have more in common with each other than we do with the societies in which we live, and even sometimes our own families.

Truly, we, the people of the spectrum, have a culture of our own.

Wikipedia (link to “Culture” entry) uses an outstanding definition of “culture” – “that complex whole which includes knowledge…

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