I am autistic.
A lot of you will not have realised this, and it hasn’t really been that important that you knew until recently.
By the way, Eminem, Bill Gates, Alan Turing, Daryl Hannah, Albert Einstein, and even the inventor of Pokémon is autistic, to name a few. Are you surprised?
To put it simply, autism is a different brain wiring that affects your perception of the world, and how you communicate and relate to other people.
Being autistic has a lot of advantages:
- I have a great memory – Though this is also selective – My long term memory is fantastic and I’m good at remembering random facts, but my short term memory is shocking and I forget little things like remembering to get my food out of the oven!
- I’m a good problem solver – I have unique thought processes which mean I can come up with innovative…
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