Describes a person who shares some of the characteristics frequently found in (or behaviors exhibited by) autistic people but who has not been officially diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum and/or would not meet the full diagnostic criteria. Recognizes that human neurodiversity exists and that the line between autistic and neurotypical is not a clear one.
As I've learned about my son's autism
, I've noticed that many of his quirky
traits and behaviors can be seen in other (supposedly neurotypical
) members of our family (poor social skills, sensory sensitivities). We're definitely an autistish bunch!