Autism must be explored by others, so that others may understand how we present. For those of us with autism, we may get a bad press because others either don’t understand us, or don’t like our behaviour.
Having just been diagnosed with Autism, I spent my life trying to adapt into a normal life, in effect with a disability I didn’t know I had. My life could never be normal, but when it comes to disability, it’s not up to us to fit in, it’s up to others to make sure we’re inclusive.
It is important others are mindful of what Autism is and to be aware of how we may interact. Because we struggle to fit in, it makes it even more important for others to understand and want to help us. Others must want to know what we deal with.
The more they choose to learn about us, the more they will understand the person behind the condition. Once they become better at understanding, they will be better equipped to help us prevent and modify situations that cause us difficulties.
Others must focus on what we can do, rather than what they know we struggle with. If they don’t know they need to get to know.