Like, here’s what would happen if I told people in my social circle that I “have Asperger’s”:
- “Of course you do, you’re a socially awkward geek. It’s ok, lots of us do, in fact probably all of us are at least a little bit like that. We’re all weird here.”
- I would find out if it’s possible to die of frustration.
If I told them “I’m autistic”, someone might ask. me. a. question. and we might maybe be able to have an actual conversation about sensory & language issues and why I’m “”socially awkward”” and all those things that it means so much to me to have people actually understand.