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When I Feel Like I'm on Stage as Someone on the Autism Spectrum

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As a woman with Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism, my greatest show is pulling off the impression that I am “normal” or neurotypical.

I cannot count how many times my condition has been dismissed by the scathing words, “You don’t look autistic!” These words are comparable to a punch to a gut.

It’s assuming autism can be easily identified. Whenever I go to work, I have to put on my greatest performance as a neurotypical.

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