Some of the things in this picture will make me ill. So, I don’t have to eat them.
I came across an interesting discussion on Twitter, this morning, talking about connections between autism and stomach/intestine conditions.
Since I’m autistic, and I’ve got a lifelong history of gastrointestinal (GI) issues, I’ve got a few things to say about that. I understand that there are connections drawn between autism and microbiome stuff — where the bacteria in our guts are part and parcel of our problems. Some say that autism is a direct result of GI issues.
To this, I say, The Map is Not the Territory — And Symptoms Are Not the Same as Autism.
Autism, I firmly believe, is a different neurotype which makes us extraordinarily sensitive to sensory input, and the symptoms that most mainstream folks associate with autism (communication issues, lack of interactivity, lack of eye contact, perseverative activities…
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