I came across this on Facebook by Katherine Green [Wishing On Jupiter], an Aspie author I follow, having heard her speak at last year’s Autism Show and befriending her afterward. 🙂
The original post is here: Understanding the Spectrum
The author of the comic has made the images available for sharing, which I am doing here now. Please note that I am not taking credit for these images and that no copyright infringement is intended.
All image credits to Rebecca Burgess. I’m grateful to her for illustrating this so beautifully and simply. This explains quite clearly what I’ve been struggling to fully express. Below is some text from her original Tumblr post which explains a few bits:
Last but not least, some explanation for anyone unfamiliar with some of the language used…
Neurotypical = the majority/average brain, in context to this a non-autistic person
Neurodiverse = the opposite, but some people use this term to refer to more then just autism, things such as dyslexia, adhd etc.
savant skills = being extremely good in one area of thinking, I guess the most common one is being extremely good at math and having a perfect memory.
Also, my depiction of ‘the spectrum’ is simplified (to be used as a starting point/simple explanation), if you look into it there are a lot of different traits or factors that make up the spectrum!