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 seen checking Facebook from her iPad at a local coffee shop recently, according to neighborhood sources.
“There she was, being tragically autistic, at that table right there in the corner,” said local coffee shop patron Hipster Beans. “It was the saddest thing I ever saw. And then she picked up her iPad, and suddenly I realized…she was checking Facebook. And it just brightened my whole day. I mean, if she can look at Facebook, there’s nothing I can’t do!”
“I wonder if she actually has friends, or was just scrolling through endless Suggested Posts?” Beans added.
Patrons seated closer to the autistic woman say that she may also have checked Twitter during this time. However, autism-related people indicate that this is unlikely.
“People who check Twitter were typically misdiagnosed in childhood,” said autism famous person Rohn Younger Jobison, author of Stuff Happened to Me In Childhood and Yep, Still Autistic Even Though I’m not a Kid Anymore. “But many autistic people can still contribute meaningfully to the community, as long as they aren’t using Pinterest.”
This paper could not confirm whether the autistic woman had a Pinterest account.