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Why saying “everyone is a little autistic” is invalidating

Many autistic people get told that “everyone is a little autistic” when they disclose that they are autistic. While everyone may be a “little...
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Don’t judge me by my (in)ability to speak.

After learning about what autism is, I finally had an answer. My social anxiety stems from knowing I have to use social compensation strategies...