Neuro-Typical: Individuals whose neurological pathology renders their sensory functioning, social skills and cognitive skills typical.
Neurotypical is a term used by autistic individuals to reference the unique subset of differences that define life on the autism spectrum.
The fact that people born onto the autism spectrum refer to non-autistic individuals as neurotypicals is not an attempt to stand apart from neurologically typical society. Autistic people coined the tern Neurotypical to help us make sense of and find peace within this Neurotypical community that we do not and can not always make sense of any other way.
People suggest that autistic individuals want to be different while claiming to want to be treated as normal. This is wrong. An autistic individual can no more be normal than a black person can pretend to be white. An autistic person demands RESPECT and nothing more from this, neurotypical world. The autistic demand of respect from this worlds neurotypical majority is no more than is demanded any other minority on Earth!
Bob and Jane are Kewl because while they are both Neurotypical they understand my many autism caused life challenges.
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