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What Does Autism Feel Like?

Anonymously Autistic

I was having a deep conversation (via Google Hangouts instant messenger) with a close friend about my Autism. He made a comment that he did not see Autism as a disability, but more as an alternate way of thinking that is not serviced very wall by the modern education system. I agree – partially. . .

Quickly I realized that no matter how hard I tried, there was no way I could accurately explain or convey the parts of my Autism that truly “disable” me. Searching the internet, I quickly found a few articles with other Aspie who had attempted to explain what I currently could not – the negative things that NT’s have a hard time comprehending.

“What does Autism feel like?” In that moment I was completely unable to explain.

The most disabling part of Autism (for me) may be its invisibility and my status as “high functioning”…

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2 thoughts on “What Does Autism Feel Like?

  1. I agree completely. I have multiple “invisible” disorders and some of it I have dealt with since childhood and did not know there was ‘something” wrong with me and it went undiagnosed. I have suffered many years, but it has made me a stronger person. I am definitely more compassionate toward others because of it.
    I hope to someday write about certain things and possibly help other people to become more compassionate.

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  2. It is so very important to educate the wide public about “invisible” disorders. Yes, Aspergers syndrome is classified as high-functioning autism, and most people who are suffering from it are gifted in one or two areas and totally non-responsive to others. In today’s world, when everything – and everyone! – is averaged and standardized, differences are perceived as strange and asocial. Unfortunately, asocial is often confused with anti-social. That’s why awareness is vital!

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