It’s that time of year, and with it come all the blue things and puzzle pieces. And with those, come the opinions of autistic people, aspies, and their neurotypical families, friends, caretakers, and beloved ones. I’d like to add my one, humble, positive opinion to the mix.
Imagine, for a moment, an individual with a special all-consuming interest. They are interested in a particular, specific event. This event is aired on TV regularly. When that happens, our individual becomes an impermeable wall of interest. All attempts to gain their attention are wasted, as the only responses garnered are harsh shushes and brief, vehement protests. Conversation is an impossibility, and even during commercial breaks, it must be kept on the topic of the program if there is to be any hope of reciprocity.
That is the question that brought me to the point I am at now, living life as I do, and writing this blog. As is the case for so many others, it was my starting point, and I believe it makes a good one for this blog.