I was diagnosed at age 18 in 1963 but it was called with another name that was derogatory and the treatment was absurdly unfit to the problem. Then I was haunted and pursued by constant hostility, including psychiatric experts appointed by various administrations.

I find your own experience fantastic but sure enough autistic people have taken a long time to be recognized as such and to be accepted as neuro-diverse and not monstrous insane crazy people.

What people do not understand most of the time is that autism makes us difficult in communication and yet what we need most IS communication, contact, human and psychological mutual and reciprocal empathy, not cuddling but creative development.

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Dr Jacques COULARDEAU, PhD in Germanic Linguistics (University Lille III) and ESP Teaching (University Bordeaux II) has been teaching all types of ESP

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