Being “on the spectrum” is a variation on a theme. A difference in neurology. Not a marker of inferiority. Not an illness. Not abnormal. Just less typical. And when you understand that….a super-big shift begins to take place. We call that: The Asperkids Mindset Makeover.
Because it is most definitely about time the “typical” folks among you (and we love you!) remember to expect the unexpected. Or at least to be kind when you run smackdab into it….right in your midst.
Teach me the things I can’t see, I wanted to say, but don’t humiliate me. Don’t accuse me. Or us. We who are “invisibly different” are constantly let-down even by those who want to understand….who love us and do believe in our goodness…until they forget to remember. Or it’s just too much work. And then, as always and before, our hard-won selves are, once again, invisible.