I am not Sheldon Cooper

Autistic people are often described as being “not disabled, but different.” As someone with autistic symptoms, I have an idea of what that means. I have trouble sometimes dealing with social interactions and reading facial and emotional cues, such as when I’m talking to someone and they employ sarcasm, and I perceive it as a genuine statement, but I’ve also quickly grasped mathematics and science, and readily take on any systematic area, with a particular fancy for language.

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