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When I Realized There's No Shame in Being Autistic

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There’s no shame in being Autistic, none at all. I know autism is often portrayed in the media as scary, taboo, ” ruins lives,” shameful, to be kept quiet etc.

but I’ve learned that there is no shame in being Autistic. Growing up, I didn’t know I was Autistic (I wasn’t diagnosed until I was 21) but I knew I had to be like everyone else as I had to fit in.

Showing my true self and my sense of humor along with my special interests was off-limits. To avoid being bullied and ridiculed, I had to hide who I was truly was.

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