Judy Endow, MSW is an autistic author and international speaker on a variety of autism-related topics. Learn more at www.judyendow.com .

Autism, Accommodation and Differential Expectations

People generally are very pleased with themselves when they have made an accommodation for me. I know this because they proudly announce it! In turn, I have learned to say thank you when people announce their thoughtfulness at making an accommodation for me. I truly am thankful because it allows me a fuller participation in the events going on around me. It also makes me smile because I have been making accommodations for people my whole life and it has never occurred to me to announce it!