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Aspies are people who have Asperger’s syndrome. Asperger’s is a terribly unattractive name, so Aspie is much more preferable (at least to me). Asperger’s is a form of autism that requires low support. The characteristics vary with each individual diagnosed. Also known as ASD (Autism spectrum disorder), HFA (High functioning disorder), and many other names. Aspie’s is a developmental disorder that can significantly affect someone’s ability to interact socially, communicate verbally, cause repetitive patterns of behavior, encourage intense interests, and increase attention to detail. Since autism is a spectrum, all of the characteristics of Asperger’s may not be seen in every aspie individual. Aspies think differently from neurotypicals (people who don’t fall on the Asperger spectrum), which can be a cognitive advantage in many ways. Thinking differently allows for different ways of solving problems, different ways of viewing situations, and different ways of taking action. Without people thinking differently, society would still be living in caves.
Society needs to understand that some people think differently, but that does not make them inferior. If anything, the diversity makes this society superior. By making places more accessible for every end of the spectrum to feel comfortable in, acknowledging different skills, and accepting all interests, Aspies can be more welcomed into society and let their talents thrive. You do not need ASD to join. <3