It's so bizarre that people assume so many things about autistic people and do weird studies on them like they're animals instead of just asking them questions. We are so dehumanized that they don't even trust our own perceptions of ourselves

@FirstProgenitor I also love when the system is trying soooo hard to solve my (imagined) problems, while dismissing my actual problems with a “just get over it.”

To use a meme, it’s the “You’re being rescued. Please do not resist.” of psychology.

I had a mandatory extra class at school where they’d teach me how facial expressions, et al. work (and in fact, it still mandatory and will stay so for the foreseeable future), while I have to jump through so many hoops to get help with my actual problems, like anxiety or depression.

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