Since receiving my autism diagnosis in 2016 I’ve heard a variety of responses when I disclose my autism. Or when I talk about autism in general. Sometimes these responses are not helpful and come from a place of misinformation. The most common of which is the classic “everyone’s a little bit autistic” or the variation on the same theme “everyone’s on the spectrum somewhere”.
So I thought I’d make this video. Sharing the types of responses I have heard, why they aren’t helpful and what a more helpful response might look like. And (spoiler alert) no, everyone isn’t ‘a little autistic.’
If you enjoyed this video you might also enjoy my video about autism and the use of functioning labels
For more information about autism you could visit The National Autistic Society