Grey’s Anatomy: Autistic Headcanon

Grey’s Anatomy: Autistic Headcanon

I wrote a piece recently about Grey's Anatomy portrayal of an Autistic character but now I wanted to share a headcanon I have about another character on the show: Cristina Yang.

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Asperger’s Syndrome’s missing trait

As far back as my memories go, I remember this sense of “being different” or “otherness”. I also remember being told that everyone feels like that from time to time 😛 It’s definitely got better since my diagnosis though.

Seventh Voice

best-life-quote_325404-4 There are many websites, blogs and books that provide lists of traits that are purportedly said to be the common signs of Asperger’s Syndrome in Females.

However, each and every one of these lists has a tendency to focus exclusively on the outward signs of Asperger’s Syndrome in women.

Signs like:

‘difficulties with social interaction’,

‘dislike of small talk’,

‘poor co-ordination’,

‘fixation on special interests’,

‘preference for spending time alone’

I‘m sure by now we are all nauseatingly familiar with the above list of symptoms.

Perhaps we’ve even become so familiar with these lists that we’ve stopped looking for the traits that have been missed.

Well here’s a trait that continues to remain unlisted, although I cannot for the life of me understand why this should be so, as it is a trait that has been mentioned over and over again, by every woman with Asperger’s Syndrome that I’ve ever…

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