If you’ve met an autistic person, well … you’ve met an autistic person. That is to say that our autistic traits manifests in an infinite number of ways in each autistic person. And on different levels. Kind of like a sliding scale.
But again it’s important to keep in mind, that not everyone has the same issues, the same way and to the same degree.
Some of the issues that I struggle with are:
I’m actually not at all fond of using the term superpower about my autistic skills. I may attribute certain skills to my autism. But in the end it’s just a part of a natural variation of the brain or a neurological diversity – hence the terminology neurodiversity. Which is an umbrella term for a whole range of functional impairments such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, etc.
Despite autistics often being portrayed with savant-like superpowers on film savant skills are rare. Only one in ten autistic people show some savant skills. But we still have a lot to offer, but again because it’s spectrum this can vary in a lot of ways from person to person.
Some of my skills are:
In addition to being autistic, I’m also an ADHD’er (inattentive ADHD to be specific). And thus I also have a thing called Hyperfocus. And If you’d like to know what that is, you can read all about that here.
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