I'm always curious about this. When a girl says something like that, it's nice and I love her attitude, but I find myself thinking "Right, but would you feel the same way about them if they were a teen/adult? Or would you think they were creepy or a freak?"
I get the feeling that some of the girls who make those comments might have a bit of double standards goin' on.. I'm thinkin' of one or two I know personally. I mean, there were these two quite ditzy girls at college and they saw a 'mentally handicapped' male adult student fall over badly, I think he was autistic. They were asking him if he was okay while others helped him up, they didn't help him up. And they walked away commenting on how cute he is.. and I'm thinkin'.. if he was neuro-typical you probably wouldn't think he was cute, or alternatively if he had a crush on you you might think he was creepy or call him a perv simply because of his lack of social skills being detrimental to his dealing with his crush.
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People said that on your last question because you specifically asked about aborting autistic babies... so why would anyone mention adults in that thread? I also further explained that the autistic person I mentioned in my answer IS an adult. No I do not think adult autistics are "creepy" or "freaks." I really don't view them any differently than anyone else. They may have more issues socializing or communicating but I'm a very patient person so I wouldn't judge anyone for that, autistic or not.2
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