There are still many myths and misconceptions about autism. Here are ten reasons why I don’t fit the popular stereotype of an autistic person:

  1. I have two x chromosomes.
  2. I’m over twelve years old.
  3. I need a calculator to do big sums.
  4. I don’t know my Bluetooth from my Blu Ray. (Seriously, is there a difference?)
  5. I look nothing like Dustin Hoffman.
  6. The closest thing I have to a ‘superpower’ is the ability to forget your name while I’m still talking to you.
  7. I’ve never caught a serial killer.
  8. I’ve never been a serial killer.
  9. I’ve never (willingly) watched Firefly.
  10. I am not a horrible person.

Glad we had this talk.

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