Imagine a World Where Aspergers Was the Norm

Imagine a world where Aspergers was the norm, and non-autistics or neurotypicals were the minority. Let’s try it:  Those who feel the need to constantly be with a variety of friends are considered fickle.  Those with no propensity for computers and science are called geeks.  Those with no special interest are thought to be ungrounded and lost.  Those without obsessive focus have to take classes to cultivate it.

Those who insist on saying ‘have a nice day’ and other polite exchanges of fairly empty niceties are taught to be honest and say what they think.  People who go to shake hands are simply thought unhygienic.  And of course, you would never be expected to hug someone just because they shared an ancestor or a common acquaintance.

Teens who live for the mall are not as cool as those who read, write, draw, invent and play instruments all day.  People …

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Rudy Simone is the author of Psychology Today’s Aspergirls blog, Asperger’s on the Job and numerous other books. She is a consultant, public speaker, novelist, and screenwriter, as well as a Jazz singer/comedienne.  Rudy’s website is  Imagine a World Where Aspergers Was the Norm appears here with her permission.

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  1. I’d want a cure :)

    I do not want to be anybodies bloody normal, if all the world were like me, I’d not be very pleased would I?

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