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What It’s Like Being an Autistic Extrovert

Some people still think autistic people can’t be social or outgoing. It frustrates me! I know what you’re thinking. Autism is a social and communication disorder, so wouldn’t everyone who has autism be introverts?

Let me explain. As a child, I was a big theater nerd but I was also terribly shy. My parents realized that my love of theater could be used to help me build on my social abilities.

It allowed them to help me get involved with roleplaying exercises to help with my sensory and speech challenges. As I started speaking in complete sentences at 7, conversations and friendships were easier to build on, allowing me to realize how extroverted I wanted to become.

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