Sidenote: the APA eliminated the term Asperger from their list and it is now only held under the umbrella of Autism (often referred to as high functioning). I can’t explain why though.
It is slightly bullshit. Functioning labels are actually really harmful to autistic people like myself because it measures our humanity on how non-autistic we are capable of appearing.
Autism is likely NOT more common in boys than girls; autistic girls just tend to be more socialized with “special interests” that are usually more artsy, like books, making art, even fandoms. As such, autism in girls frequently goes undiagnosed, often into adulthood, or just never being diagnosed at all.
So on that note, can we not act as if autism only affects children? That’s another really harmful and ableist attitude that only serves to infantilize us and makes people feel justified treating us like children.
And that segment about bullying is just many kinds of no. It’s pretty victim-blamey. Yeah, if only I didn’t have Asperger’s, then I totes wouldn’t have been bullied into an anxiety disorder as I got older. We’re also definitely the only ones who get bullied ever, thus this diagram specifically pointing it out. We’re also clearly incapable of sarcasm or even just simple communication.
And for the last fucking time, autists DO NOT LACK EMPATHY. THAT IS THE MOST BULLSHIT MYTH EVER. If anything, we tend to have more empathy than most people, which is WHY we tend to be introverts and not like a lot of social interaction, especially not with people who don’t respect us by claiming we lack empathy like we’re fucking psychopaths.