Five Things Never To Say To An Autistic

When “compliments” reinforce exclusion

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1. “You don't look/sound/seem autistic!”

2. “Calm down.”

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3. “Everyone’s on the spectrum…”

Inspiration Porn 101 (censored by author) [insert disability euphemism here]

4. “Maybe you should [insert earnest advice that works for non-autistics here]”

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5. “I think of you guys as the next stage of evolution!”

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“This was a lot darker than I expected for a listicle…”

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