I've seen some blogs about this subject matter. I have a mild form of high-functioning autism myself. And I want to make something very clear.
I've seen posts describing what I have and what others have dealt with as an illness. That is not at all true. I've been in physically good health for most of my life. My autism has never affected me physically, I've never felt "sick" having it. It's just given me some quirks and a certain social awkwardness at times. Even those who have a much more severe form than I do, the kind that you see in the worse scenario, they do not have an illness. They still enjoy life in their own way, and have thoughts and feelings like everyone else. Let's be realistic, there are challenges unique to the autism experience, as I know first hand. However, challenges alone do not make someone have an illness. I understand what the person was saying when they mentioned this comment, but as someone who lives with autism and will continue to do so my whole life, illness has never been the right word, and I think if you spoke to many people on the autism spectrum, they'd agree. Just be careful with the wording of such things, is all I ask
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