15 More things not to say (or do) to an (this) Asperger’s / autistic person

the silent wave

It’s been a about a year (give or take) since I’ve written a post on the dos and don’ts of things not to say or do, and after several more moons of knowing I’m autistic/an Aspie, a few more have accumulated.  And it’s been a while since I’ve written an honest-to-goodness informational post.  So today, I thought I’d revive an “old” tradition.

One might think I make notes on this stuff as it comes to mind.  I do.  (Lol.)

Of course, these are merely my observations and my own thoughts on them.  I don’t expect this perspective to be universal, or even common, but I’m sure something on this list will speak to someone and thus, I write.

So, I’ll start writing.  Here goes, in my typical list-making fashion…

1 – “Oh, you must be high-functioning.”

Please–Don’t Be That Person.  Any sentence containing “you must be” is an assumption, and…

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My name is Nathan Young. I'm the founder of the Autism Candles project. I am a self-advocate. The candle project exist to make a statement about inclusion and opportunity. My email is nathan@autismcandles.com. Feel free to contact me. https://www.autismcandles.com

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