Prepare yourselves. This article’s a big one.
Three years ago, back when Autistic Not Weird’s Facebook page “only” had 7,000 followers [all links open in new windows, by the way], I ran an autism survey. It was a laborious but rewarding task, and I was surprised it got as many as 477 responses.
But at time of writing (October 2018), the Facebook page is nearly 84,000 strong. When a follower suggested I do an updated survey, I couldn’t get the thought out of my head. At least, not until I’d switched my brain to nerd mode and powered my way through it.
see the survey results here: https://autisticnotweird.com/2018survey/