It's really important people understand autism isn't a disability, it's just a different ability. There is an unfortunate stigma around the condition, but I think the more people understand it the less that will be the case, so I try to be as open about it as possible, hence agreeing to a national news program that told a country of people I don't know that I'm on the spectrum. Got Dracarys Tattoo Shirt. And it's not the regular dystopic wholesomeness of Reddit "man that couldn't afford insulin saves wife by donating his kidney to his wife and immediately dies". This is true for people on the functioning part of the spectrum, though for some it is legitimately a disability. One of my mom’s colleagues has a son that is severely autistic and won’t ever be able to live on his own. Eventually, as his parents get older, his younger brother is going to become his permanent caretaker.