Who Is This Chick and What Is She Doing Talking About Autism Anyway?

Autism.  Either 1 in 150, 1 in 85, or 1 in 66 people have autism, are autistic, or live on the autism spectrum, depending on who’s talking and who they are talking to.  And I’ve got the nerve to start a blog that’s going to be a bi-weekly advice column all about autism and Asperger’s.  (Yes, Asperger’s still exists.  It’s labeled differently these days for Official Sort-of-Science-y Diagnostic Stuff, but it’s still here.)

My name is Jennifer and I come from a family in which having “strong autistic traits” is normal.  Like the guy in the movie said, autism doesn’t just run in my family, it gallops!  A bunch of us have been official diagnosed with various autism spectrum disorders, while the rest just keep living with a major combination of strong autistic traits and awesomeness.

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