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Proud to be Autistic - A Perspective from The Autistic Teacher

Proud to be Autistic - A Perspective from The Autistic Teacher

As an Autistic person, I am proud to share my experiences, insights, and the lessons I've learned. I hope that my words can shed light on the Autistic experience and celebrate our strengths.


Many Autistic people, including myself, have a strong sense of justice. Perhaps it arises from being part of a marginalised group, or maybe it's due to our ability to see things more objectively. Either way, fairness is a principle I hold dear. I advocate for the rights of Autistic individuals and their families and work actively in my community to promote equality and justice. Whether as a local Councillor or running for Parliament, I strive to ensure fairness for all.

Hyper Focus

Hyperfocus is another characteristic that I, as an Autistic individual, possess. When I set my mind on something, I pursue it with unstoppable determination, often tuning out distractions around me. This trait has often earned me the label of being 'driven'. When I'm on a mission, rest assured, it will be accomplished and done well!

Hyper Empathy

Contrary to popular belief, many Autistic people are highly empathetic. We might express it differently, but our empathy is profound. After years of being told I'm 'too sensitive', I've realized that sensitivity is not a weakness; it's a strength. I use my empathy to help those in need, whether at a food bank or a winter shelter for the homeless. Our world needs more people who feel things deeply and act on these feelings to make a difference.


Autistic individuals often have an analytical and objective way of thinking. This logical mindset is a powerful tool for problem-solving. We excel at spotting patterns, predicting outcomes, and paying attention to the smallest details. Our unique cognitive abilities are so valuable that organisations like Microsoft and MI5 have specifically sought out neurodivergent workers.

Special Interest

Many Autistic individuals have specific areas of intense interest. This focused attention allows us to become experts in a wide range of fields. Our ability to delve deeply into a subject can lead to groundbreaking discoveries and innovative solutions that move society forward. This expertise is a testament to the value and potential of the Autistic community.


It's a misconception to label all Autistic people as 'loners'. However, many of us have learned to be alone, having had to navigate societal norms that often feel foreign. Through these challenges, we've developed a strong sense of independence and resilience.

Good Memory

Many Autistic people, myself included, have an excellent memory, remembering specific details or facts from years past with surprising accuracy. This trait can be incredibly useful in many facets of life.

A Different Perspective

I am proud to see things differently. Our unique perspectives allow us to think outside the box, offering fresh insights and innovative solutions. I wouldn't change being Autistic for anything. I'm happy and proud to be Autistic.

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If you appreciate my work and would like to support my mission to help the Autistic Community, feel free to buy me a coffee. Remember, only donate if you can afford to do so. Every contribution is deeply appreciated. You can also help spread the word by liking, sharing, and commenting on my posts. Your support means the world to me.

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