Jerry Seinfeld, the Broader Autism Phenotype and a Major Fail by some Parent Activists

Yes, to all of this.

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Entertainer Jerry Seinfeld recently stated in an interview that “I think, on a very drawn out scale, I think I’m on the spectrum”.  And from this was spawned a small faux controversy which, if anything, exposes the problems we face as a community due to a lack of understanding and unity from my own fellow autism parents.

If you wonder what I mean by that, parents of kids with the more obvious challenges presented by autism (children like mine, for example) are sometimes wont to get very defensive should autism stories be framed around anything other than the challenges faced by us as parents and by our kids.

It’s not a position I take and, in fact, it is a position that causes our communities a great deal of harm.

Let’s take a look first at what Mr. Seinfeld had to say. He was being interviewed not about autism but…

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