April 21, 2018

Someone asked me if I consider autism a disability, and I said:

“Superman can’t handle kryptonite. That’s a disability, right? That’s how I think of autism.”

But I like this answer from Kirsten Lindsmith better:

“Autism is a pervasive, full-body difference that involves varying levels of disability, depending on both the situation in which an individual is placed, and the expectations that are set.”

P.S. I write from my personal experience as an autistic. What I share is not a substitute for advice from an autistic medical professional. Also, some of my opinions have changed since I first wrote them.