This is a point I think is foundational and important for us autistics to be accepted in the Church.
I am an autistic priest. When I was first diagnosed with autism as a priest, my superiors gave me a choice regarding how public I wanted to be about being diagnosed. One point always resonates with me when I think about being autistic. Not long after I told my local religious community, one of the priests pointed out that now I found cross while many others struggle to recognize what their cross is.
One autistic active on blogging and social media is Krista Holmes. She congratulates people when they first talk about their autism diagnosis. She describes how before being diagnosed, “It was like everyone else had the instruction manual for life handed to them and I was missing mine, and mine seemed to have different information and pages than everyone else’s.” Her diagnosis was like receiving this manual. She continues, “I finally have my handbook that just kind of explains everything about me and a lot of the questions that I’ve been answering.”
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