Autism in Society

Written by Will Barrett

autism-in-societySocial cues that most people learn from observing others, or simply know instinctually, had to – and still have – to be explained to me. Maturity, I’m sure, influenced much of my behavior modification, and still does today. I’m very lucky to have friends that are willing to guide and help me. They are invaluable to me, and enable me to navigate everyday life. My friends aren’t trying to be charitable, or make the news by being nice to the autistic guy. They are genuine, good people. My friends are a closely knit group, and we support each other. They don’t mind answering questions for me that may strike them as odd or unusual, they just tell me the truth. That, to me, is the true definition of a friend.