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Mon Sep 20, 2021, 12:13 PM

2. I have an adult autistic son

and it's interesting to me that I can spot many characteristics in others. I generally keep my observations to myself, or share them only with my husband or daughter. Temple Grandin's books have been nearly biblical to me in helping me with my son. Nothing like help from the "inside"!

I've been binge-watching Chicago Med. There's a character on there, a cardiothoracic surgeon, who is, among other things, a Black orthodox Jew. He is also written in such a way that I had him pegged almost immediately as a person with Asperger's. The signs were fairly subtle but were there. The resident psychiatrist on the show finally suggested to him that he might be a person with it, and he said he often suspected that he was and they went from there.

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