Being autistic is a wild ride because nts constantly say you aren’t autistic for reasons that make no sense.
“You aren’t autistic, you use social networking sites” ” you can’t be autistic, you finished high school” “you can’t be autistic, you have friends” “you can’t be autistic, you act like a person instead of the subhuman shit that I think autistic people are” (that’s not one they say aloud but they clearly think it )
I’m not looking forward to hearing these comments, because before my diagnosis, I had major doubts that I really was autistic. Even though I now have a diagnosis, I’m worried that comments like this will bring back the horrible self doubt I went through.
I’m kinda apprehensive about becoming an autism\ neurodiversity “activist” on sites like Facebook because of this :\