June 06, 2004

Autism and Asperger's

The Autism & Asperger's Syndrome Awareness Week ended today.
I'm a little bit wary about the tag "suffering from" that usually gets attached to autistic people, or Aspies for that matter.
I scored well over the limit in the Asperger's Syndrome test, but even if it is (self-)diagnosed, I'd never consider myself suffering from it, and I don't expect you to either.
The guys (it's mainly guys) with severe autism only need a break. They see the world differently. If you have a low Autism Quotient score, try their perspective for a change.
UPDATE: I scored far higher on the AQ test than on the Gay-o-Meter. Oh dear.

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