12 Unique Strengths of Autistic People That Prove the Spectrum Isn’t All the SameThe Autism Site
Autism isn’t a cut-and-dry condition with a few clear symptoms. It covers a vast range of developmental differences, which is why it’s referred to as a “spectrum,” making every person who has it distinct. Sometimes, people with autism may express it with a few unique strengths, and these strengths can vary from person to person. Recently, Reddit user drawsprocket asked Redditors on the spectrum what their greatest strengths were. Here are some of the responses that were given.
[Editor’s note: Some responses have been edited for spelling, grammar, and/or length.]
12. Google Guru
“Googling. I’m serious. I’ve actually had people send me their Google queries because they know I can find in five minutes what they’ll fail to find in several hours.” —Ildera
11. Ear for Music
“Music – can pick up basically anything and play it fairly decently in a few hours. This could just be from learning an instrument young though…” —cripple2493
10. Never Get Lost
“I am never lost. I have encyclopedic knowledge of the streets of Manhattan and the first thing I do in a new city is buy a map and study it.” —DonQuixoteReference
9. Thinking Independently
“I don’t naturally conform to the group mentality and because of that can see some of its flaws more easily. That makes me a pretty independent thinker.” —staticrain2
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