question for other autistic folk 

Does anyone have a term for "special interest" that maybe feels less... demeaning? While also still conveying that they are special?

Or perhaps this is an internalization of "special" as a bad thing and the term is worth reclaiming? I dunno I'm conflicted on the whole thing.

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re: question for other autistic folk 

@hoppet Hobby? "Special interest" is just a (largely reclaimed) medicalist term for a hobby when an autistic person does it.

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