A very thoughtful and thought provoking piece that has much truth it its premises.
NT is the abbreviation for the word neurotypical. It is a familiar term to those on the autistic spectrum and was originally used to describe those individuals who do not have neurological brain differences when compared to members of the mainstream society. NT is generally accepted as a substitution for the word ‘normal,’ as the word ‘normal’ is subjective. For some, utilizing the word ‘neurotypical’ is an active choice, for the act of using the word ‘normal,’ in reference to those not on the autistic spectrum, implies that those on the spectrum are not normal.
On numerous accounts members of the autistic and/or Aspergers community have been alienated, ostracized, and pointed out by the majority as inherently flawed or wrong. Individuals on the spectrum continue to site feelings of extreme isolation from mainstream society and times of repeated criticism in which observers offer out measures in which the…
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