My dear, wonderful girl
You had a feeling you were different. And now you know for sure. Your brain works a little differently from those of many people around you. And at times, you don’t know what to make of that.
Does it change anything, or does it change nothing?
You’ve been given this label. You’re autistic, or you “have autism” (I’m going to use the first of these phrases from now on, but you might have heard it referred to the second way in the past).
Perhaps you’ve known about it as long as you can remember. Perhaps your family recently told you about it. Or perhaps you’ve just been given your diagnosis firsthand.
But it may not have been the only label you’ve been given.
Childish. Away with the fairies. Lost in her own world. Space cadet. Scatterbrained.
Bookish. Shy. Nerdy. Geeky. Weird. Kooky. Quirky. Eccentric. Odd.
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