Comparing Aspergers To Something Else

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Kitty4670
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05 May 2022, 6:10 pm

I was emailing my cousin, she was comparing Aspergers with being gay, it not the same thing. I know she sees me as a person with no health conditions, being disabled, she think I’m like her, normal.


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05 May 2022, 6:54 pm

Asperger's is a neurodevelopmental disorder.

Being gay is a sexuality.

The two aren't comparable at all. Gay people (without any neurodevelopmental disorders) are still neurotypicals.


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05 May 2022, 8:18 pm

Joe90 wrote:
Asperger's is a neurodevelopmental disorder.

Being gay is a sexuality.

The two aren't comparable at all. Gay people (without any neurodevelopmental disorders) are still neurotypicals.


I said it’s not the same. She don’t care what I have.


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05 May 2022, 9:21 pm

A large portion (much greater than would be expected of neurotypicals) of people with ASD are gay, or other "non-standard" sexual orientations.

Source: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29159906/
Citing, "In the group with ASD, 69.7% of the sample reported being non-heterosexual."

There are countless other literature sources to back this up, but above I was just quoting the US NIH (National Institute of Health).