Information in the following video could have been presented with a little more emotion and energy, but the content provides a good overview of autism spectrum disorder, more commonly referred to as autism. I recognize that not everybody who reads this post regularly interacts with autistic people, but I believe the information in this post might interest anyone who is a survivor of any adversity. You may have more in common with an autistic person than you realize. For example,
- Do people misunderstand your intentions?
- Do you have difficulty communicating your plan?
- Are you trapped in a body you cannot fully control?
You cannot expect people to be aware of your adversity unless you are aware of their adversity.
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