Introduction

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What do you think about when you think of autism?

You might think of a little boy who squawks loudly and can't speak, plays with nothing but toy trains and cars, and is pulled by his mom (wearing an "autism warrior mommy" T-shirt, respectively) by a leash that's attached to a little backpack. You might also imagine his screaming and crying during meltdowns as his exhausted mother picks him up and carries him out of the room.

Or, you might think of Albert Einstein and his genius and eccentricities.

Or, hopefully, you think of a person. A person who has a neurological condition that causes them to process information differently.

The autistic spectrum is so diverse that it looks different for everyone who has it, but it by no means makes anyone less human.

In this book, I'll be talking about my experiences as an autistic person, break common myths about autism, etc.

Please read this book with an open mind. I hope you enjoy it and learn from it.

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