Can you change the way others see us?
Guest blog by Tim Willow
The communication divide between the autistic perspective and the neurotypical** or normal perspective.
If only God, the gift to give us, to see ourselves as others see us. Robert Burns
There's a common phrase attributed to Churchill that the Americans and the English are two peoples divided by a common language.
It occurred to me,as someone who is autistic, the same phrase could be applied to the difference between neurotypical (NT)** people and autistic people.
(A Neurotypical or NT is an abbreviation of neurologically typical, is a word used in the autistic community as a label for people who are not on the autism spectrum.)
Two people can be using the same language but not understanding each other at all.
How do you start to define the differences?