DISCLAIMER: This is a lighthearted post created to highlight the pathologised and harmful ways in which autistic people are described by society, including doctors & professionals.
What is Neurotypicalism?
Neurotypicalism is a severe life long neurodevelopmental disorder which more than 90% of the world suffer with. Neurotypicalism is also referred to as being “normal functioning” and affects how people communicate and interact with the world.
In order to be diagnosed, one must fully meet the following criteria as all neurotypicals are the same:
Persistent interaction & communication challenges:
Addiction to socialising
Conversational substance deficiency (heavy reliance upon small talk)
Inventing unwritten rules & expecting others to know them without explaining
Only understanding emotions when expressed in a certain way
Expecting others to know unspoken thoughts
Unpredictable, random interests & behaviours:
Immobile, frozen hands that do not fidget
Not noticing patterns in numbers & objects even when they’re logically connected
Shallow & limited interests abnormal in intensity or focus – little passion shown
Insistence on cancelling plans & ignoring routine
No awareness or reaction to sensory input
You may need to work hard with an expert on neurotypicalism to reduce your challenging behaviours like your meaningless social rules and learn how to fit in.
Every time you avoid small talk or resist a fashion trend you will get a sticker but if you don’t learn to stop these behaviours then you will be punished. Punishments include electric shocks, detentions, isolation etc.
Don’t be discouraged if you are neurotypical. If you work hard, you too can be good at maths and accomplish the same things autistic people can. You can succeed despite the entire way your brain works. Neurotypicalism does not define you.