Asperger’s / autism is Asperger’s / autism, and antisocial behavior is antisocial behavior

Awesome food for thought – oh, and great header image! 😀

the silent wave

I cringe every time I hear the word “antisocial” used to describe someone (or people in general) on the Asperger’s/autism spectrum. I’m baffled by the refusal on the part of those who statements like this, especially professionals or other conventionally-respect authorities, to show a little humility and sit down to talk with us. I’m equally baffled by the assumptions these people make in place of such a chat.

Just because you have a degree or a license doesn’t mean you know everything. Assumptions are still assumptions, and they can make one look like a foolish jackhole. Just because someone with a fancy academic pedigree or a rank of high authority assumes an idea to be true, that doesn’t make it so. The truth is the truth.

I’m confused and frustrated to be constantly reminded that although we, the people on the Asperger’s/autism spectrum, are perfectly capable of stringing words into…

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