While I love my little brother with all my heart and wouldn’t have him any other way, can I just point out that a few years ago, the percentage of children with autism was about 1 in 300, and now it’s dropped to 1 in 88?
It’s been at around 1…
Yeah, a lot of this (what chavisory wrote, still figuring out this “reblogging” business) is similar to my own experiences…
I had very similar receptive language development to yours. And similar quirks of expressive language, except I had a noticeable delay. I don’t think you actually qualify for AS in the current system because even though you had language it was largely echolalic and non-communicative, and falls well into the autism (or PDDNOS if you didn’t quite fit that either) criteria for communication problems.
This is very long but be aware it has all the criteria for autism and all the other PDDs since they were put in in 1980.