|Posted by Admin on April 28, 2012 at 6:20 PM|
I'm writing this one because I've finally realized, people don't understand me. I mean, I've always KNOWN this, but I didn't realize that some aren't even OPEN to understanding me. Below, I'm going to write a small list of traits some people may think of when they want to describe Autism or Aspergers:
Expert in Math or Science
Not good with communication
There are LOTS of traits people think of when they describe Autism or Aspergers. The thing is, what I listed above are mostly stereotypical. Here are some traits I personally like to think of:
Yes, misunderstood. Some people DO have the traits from the first list. But, just like any random person off the street, people on the spectrum are unique individuals who will have varying traits from focused hobbies to a million interests! So the next time you say "but you don't SEEM like you have Aspergers", I promise you I will ask "Oh, really? What does Aspergers look like to you?" Because maybe then, I can teach someone something new about Autism.