TCGirl found this very interesting video told by a young woman, Taylor Morris, who used to be autistic. She seems highly capable and communicative now, more than most people in fact, and it's nice to see that the condition can change, I didn't believe it could.
"I love being able to say that I'm a successful person, and I'm not a normal one."
Indeed. Many people, not the least kids, are scared of not being "normal". But nobody is normal. And appearing normal is a lot of work, for no reason.
It's great when you get this rare phenomenon of a person who can explain something about her and a group of people, which they normally can't communicate.