‘The Language of Us and Them’ by Mayer Shevin

We like things. They fixate on objects.

We try to make friends. They display attention-seeking behaviors.

We take a break. 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 love people. They have dependencies on people.

We go for walks. They run away.

We insist. They tantrum.

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

We are talented. They have splinter skills.

We are human. They are…….?

Mayer Shevin 1987

Published by neurodiversityacceptance

An autistic man trying to make the world a kinder and more equitable place for all neurodivergent people.

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