Sally J. Pla
On Behavior
When I tell friends I was recently diagnosed with autism, some of them scoff and call it nonsense. They say I function fine, that I smile, laugh and socialize; I’m a mother who’s active in the lives of her three sons; I’ve published two novels; and I have spoken publicly at conferences and schools across the country.In sum, I don’t fit the preconception.I can understand where they’re coming from. Many, when they think about autism, picture an awkward teenage boy who has trouble making eye... more