For someone on the spectrum, navigating relationships with neurotypical (non-autistic) people is the social equivalent of assembling an Ikea shelf with missing parts and directions that are out of order, mirror-image, and written in a different language. 

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blowfly-2151453_640Whenever you watch an old movie or sitcom, you likely cringe at what was socially acceptable for the era—racist jokes, misogynistic epithets, blatant xenophobia… and you should cringe.  For most people, it’s entirely obvious how offensive and dehumanizing it would

Read more “Function Labels: And We’re Supposed to be The Awkward Ones…”