3. There is no “normal” person inside an autistic person.

Some people talk about autism like it is not part of who we are. They think there is secretly a “normal” person inside us, and say autism keeps us from being normal.
They want to get rid of our autism so we can be normal, but you can’t make us normal by getting rid of our autism. Autistic people are autistic all the way through. There is no normal person trapped inside an autistic person. Autism is just part of who we are. We are autistic, and that’s good.