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autism, psychiatry, pseudoscience 

Maybe we need a Psychiatric-English dictionary.

disorder -> makes neurotypicals uncomfortable
high functioning -> more likely to be discriminated against than pitied by NTs
low functioning -> more likely to be pitied than discriminated against by NTs
restrictive and repetitive pattern of behaviour -> habit
savant -> skilled
self-stimulatory behaviour -> fidgeting
special interest -> hobby
splinter skill -> skill
symptom -> trait
with autism -> autistic

autism, psychiatry, pseudoscience 

@kiilas this strongly reminds me of "language of us/them" by mayer shevin

We like things
    They fixate on objects
 
We try to make friends
    They display attention seeking behavior
 
We take breaks
    They display off task behavior

We stand up for ourselves
    They are non-compliant

We have hobbies
    They self-stim

We choose our friends wisely
    They display poor peer socialization

We persevere
    They perseverate

We like people
    They have dependencies on people

We go for a walk
    They run away

We insist
    They tantrum

We change our minds
    They are disoriented and have short
attention spans

We have talents
    They have splinter skills

We are human
    They are . . . ?

oafccd.com/lanark/poems/langua

re: autism, psychiatry, pseudoscience 

@ijyx I really like it!

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