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alexzimm
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This happens to me so often, or people hear me say I have ADHD and I get the old “squirrel!” joke. I have also been diagnosed with many symptoms of ASD and I know if I were to say I have a neurological disorder that causes x, y, z, they would treat it with more seriousness. I know ASD is on a spectrum, but I also know many of us share traits with those on the high end of that spectrum, yet we say we have ADHD and get jokes made, compared to someone who says they have ASD and it turns into a far more dignified conversation. Most people just don’t understand that ADHD permeates literally every area of your life, not just that you daydream or bounce off the walls with energy. I wish there were many more mainstream publications to give ADHD more of a voice so it will be taken seriously as a neurological condition.