Autistic Woman Reads Book

For Autism “Awareness” Month, I’m telling thirty inspiring short stories about an inspirational autistic person – me!  Thrill at my incredible exploits…with autism!

A local autistic woman was spotted reading a book the other day, claims a confidential source.

The book appeared to be a paperback novel of some variety.  “It might have been sci-fi, like, Carl Sagan or something,” said the source, who wished to remain anonymous.  “But I couldn’t tell.  She was on the other side of the coffee shop from me.”

When asked whether this cryptic statement meant the autistic woman had been reading a book in public, the source promptly hung up.

“The idea of an autistic person reading a fiction book is, of course, a fantasy,” said reputable scientist Simon Caron-Bohen.  “Or it would be, if autistics understood what fantasy was.  Which they don’t.”

Researchers are concerned that a spate of book-reading among autistic people might make it more difficult to distinguish them from normal people, and thus to ruin April with awareness of them.  More research is needed.

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5 thoughts on “Autistic Woman Reads Book

  1. Yet another good inspiration porn satire based on something that millions of autistic people do, often in public, be it on the subway, at a shop, whatever.

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