It feels good to be seen. These tweets and this piece resonate with my schooling and my career.
Autistic social motivation is deeply rooted in the desire to share knowledge and in the desire to learn, and this has big implications for the protocols that are used in autistic communication.
From an autistic perspective the extreme energy input required for any reasonably successful communication leads to the development of a number of complementary coping strategies for various situations.
I have developed a strong preference for written communication, which is a very effective strategy for avoiding the need for linguistic autistic masking.