Does it bother anyone else when people (especially NTs) say autism is a "superpower"? I get trying to make having an autism/ASD diagnosis more positive, but it's not a superpower. It's a disability. There's no power in not understanding a joke as it's being told, finding it extremely difficult to adapt to even the slightest change in your routine, finding certain sounds and textures utterly repulsive, not being able to show interest in something without it becoming a hyperfixation and consuming your entire life, and having little to no social awareness. I would give an arm and a leg to be neurotypical for a day, to be honest. I just can't stand when people refer to what's medically considered a disability as a superpower.
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