Oh my gosh, this is the best thing I’ve ever read on unpacking the “you don’t look autistic” BS.
PLEASE read and share and take this to heart. And the next time you think about saying “you don’t look autistic”, please reconsider. Consider how much effort “passing” takes.
— The Caffeinated Autistic
You don’t look autistic. Yes I do. You don’t act autistic though. Yes I do. Yeah, but you’re not like “properly” autistic. Yes I am. You can make eye contact. Yes I ca…