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What’s so familiar about the phrase “You don’t look autistic”

And why it doesn’t bother me (much)

When I first dove into the online autistic community, one phrase kept popping up as other people’s typical response to being diagnosed as autistic later in life: “ You don’t seem autistic.”

Well, I didn’t get this response very often.



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Late-diagnosed autistic adult. Writer and learner. My writing shares my experiences, sometimes serious, sometimes not.