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I am an Autistic person,not a person with autism. I am also not Aspergers. The diagnosis isn't even in the DSM anymore, and yes, I agree with the consolidation of all autistic spectrum stuff under one umbrella. I have other issues with the DSM.

I don't like Autism Speaks. I'm Disabled, not differently abled, and I am an Autistic activist. Self-advocate is true, but incomplete.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Neurotypical Einstein

Neurotypical Einstein Combed His Hair.

Yeah. This was in ThAutcast. I laughed. I am always annoyed when someone makes a definite statement about exactly how someone from history who we can never meet was non-neurotypical, but that they were? In some cases, like Albert Einstein, that much is pretty obvious. I wouldn't be surprised to hear that he was, in fact, autistic, but we can't be sure. But... neurotypical Einstein probably wore socks and probably never asked a neighborhood girl where he lived. Neurotypical Einstein is not the Einstein we had.


  1. Hmmm...I remember posters up with "Albert Einstein: too clever for words. Dyslexic." when I was younger.

    So...basically, we're pretty sure that Einstein was neurodivergent but we have no clue what exactly was going on beyond that?


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