Putting it all together

Autistic people socialize differently than non-autistic people. We might like to text instead of talking on the phone. We might not like being around large groups of people, or to have conversations with confusing rules.

Other parts of autism also affect how we socialize. We may have trouble with loud noises, so we might not go to parties that are very loud. Moving can be hard, so we might not be able to go up to someone and start talking.

There are a lot of reasons why autistic people socialize differently. We should be able to do what works for us.