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  1. cambriaj1977
    May 23, 2022 @ 7:10 pm

    Autistic person here. You won’t get that question from me. Most of us eschew functioning labels because often the outside appearance does not match the inside reality.

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  2. Susie
    May 25, 2022 @ 12:20 pm

    I don’t know how to not hurt either. I just want my son to be seen and included like a normal kid, not misunderstood and shunned, which makes me feel equally pathetic and desperate.

    You are so right about the perfect intuition though, my son’s bull detector is finely honed too. I hate how that is missed because he doesn’t have the social sophistication others do, because he is always right and I am far more dumb and hopeful of people. These children of ours cut through bull and I think part of the pain is it challenges every part of us until we are utterly vulnerable and exposed.

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