October 5, 2020

Whenever my autistic friends post autistic memes, they get comments like: “I’m definitely not autistic, but I relate to this so hard!” And I always want to say…

What makes you so certain that you’re not autistic?

Are you looking at autistic people, and noticing traits that you don’t have? Or are you looking at yourself, and noticing traits that you think autistic people don’t have?

Autism is complex. That’s why we call it a spectrum. On any list of traits, there will always be some that don’t fit.

I sincerely believe that the best way to confirm if you’re autistic is to read autistic writers, and see if you resonate with their words – or their memes.

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.