Autism Awareness Day 2015: The Middle Ground On Lighting It Up Blue


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.

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Neurotypicals and Their Weird Obsessions.

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.

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