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Funny, You Don't Look Autistic 2021-01-23

A 22 year old comedian's take on life on the spectrum

  1. VictorR

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    VictorR submitted a new resource:

    Funny, You Don't Look Autistic - A 22 year old comedian's take on life on the spectrum

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  2. Aspychata

    Aspychata Serenity waves, beachy vibes

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    This is excellent. I just recently heard a waitress say, did l just hear what came out of her mouth? (referring to me). My crappy filter button needs to be on because l joke about everything. I have new jokes to tell at work.
     
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    To be honest, I didn't know what to expect when I got this book. Unlike other memoirs I've read thus far, this one is from someone who grew up in the 2000s, and received their diagnosis in early childhood. As such, he has an awareness of his differences, but so do his peers, as he, like many Aspies, is overly honest, and he shares his diagnosis with everyone.

    Nonetheless, as with any Aspie's stories, I see parallels to my own life and I was able to gain some insight about how the newer generations of Aspies, growing up in an era where they are usually diagnosed young, and where they have extra support resources available, experience life.

    Something I find interesting is that he got his diagnosis from the third specialist his parents took him to. In considering that seeking a diagnosis may have significant time and financial costs, it highlights, in my opinion, the fact that those privileged are more likely to be diagnosed and receive support (see Race, class contribute to disparities in autism diagnoses)
     
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    I have had that said so many times, before I got diagnosed and now that I am, neurotypicals accept it, because a diagnostic is all important to them.
     
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    Aspychata Serenity waves, beachy vibes

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    This is an interesting point. l am self-diagnosed and everyone here is very accepting and doesn't spend time trolling me. But NT's aren't quite the same.
     
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    It is really frustrating how little the general population knows about autism. They have a specific image in their heads that is very ableist and fed to them by media. I haven't been assessed for autism yet, and despite my clearly odd behaviours people wouldn't likely associate me with the disorder that the media has painted, so the few people I've spoken to about it are either very confused, as they don't see or hear about all of the traits and ways of thinking that lead me to the conclusion that I have ASD or they believe me and say "you don't look autistic" as some kind of compliment.
     
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    I think people just get confused between ASD and Down's Syndrome...
     
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  9. Aspychata

    Aspychata Serenity waves, beachy vibes

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    Down's Syndrome? Think there is an ocean of difference there. Are you referring to Bipolar syndrome perhaps?
     
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    Down's Syndrome has a physical impact on someone's appearance. ASD does not. Sorry, just a bit of dark humor--no offence to people with Down's.