Dear Lynn3,

As a neurotypical person, I thank you for this article. The more I learn about autism and how different people experience it, the more I am made aware of what I take for granted.

It takes stories like yours for me to be aware of what's easy for me to the point of being... I guess unconsciousness?...could be quite difficult for a person with the kind of social skills difficulties associated with autism.

By "social skills difficulties" I mean that what a neurotypical person can do without thinking (mastery) a person with autism may be able to do only with conscious thought.

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