Some people say that autistic people are “in our own world.” They think we don’t notice things going on around us, or that we don’t care about other people or other things.
This is wrong. Autistic people are in the same world as everyone else. We are right here, but we just see the world differently. Autism changes how we act with other people, but we are still part of the world.
Sometimes it might look like we are not paying attention or noticing things, but that could be for a lot of reasons. It doesn’t mean we are “in our own world”.