A recent Gallup poll finds that over half of Americans with autism don’t have a great sense of humor.
And that’s not surprising considering how many of us are living in a world that is filled with people with autism.
We have to ask ourselves why, when so many of our peers are, are they not able or willing to express their thoughts in a way that others can understand?
In the same survey, the proportion of people with ASD who are socially awkward, who can’t be bothered with social interaction, who don’t feel comfortable speaking up about their experiences, and who are afraid to go out of their way to communicate with others has increased from 4% to 11%.
When you are one of those people, is it any wonder that you feel like you are not included?
If you have an autistic child, or have one of your friends who has one, you may want to think twice about your silence.
You may also want to consider sharing your stories and experiences with others who have one too.
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