Sunday, May 25, 2014

Graphic: What "spectrum" really means

The term "autism spectrum" was specifically invented to help people understand what autism is. When it comes to assumptions and willful ignorance, neurotypicals never fail to disappoint. Most read "spectrum" and think of it as a:


When what it really it means is:


With this understanding, we are not talking about a spectrum in the sense that the visible light spectrum is a spectrum. We should really be calling it the autism continuum.

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