The Autistic Community
This is probably one of my favourite things about being autistic. I have never found a community so loving and open and supportive. I don’t know what I would do without my friends and my partner that I’ve found in this circle. I’ve lost a few people, and I’ve had friends and lost them, but I’d rather have experianced true friendship then never have experianced it at all.
I’ve been friends with some of them for a couple of years now. I’ve been with my partner for over a year.
It’s also wonderful to be able to relate to and connect to other autistic people, like being with my “own kind”. There’s a value in this that I think people who are always around their “own kind” don’t understand. The lonliness and isolation can be painful, but the autistic community can help with that.
I do and always will have apprechiation for them.