The Beautiful Regularity of the Periodic Table of Elements: or, Really no one thought maybe I was autistic? (Or is that even a label I should have known back then?)
No one noticed I was probably autistic even after I memorized the whole Periodic Table in eighth grade (along with the 27 Amendments to the US Constitution). But am I better or worse off for it?
Hyperlexia, or “I was a ‘precocious’ child”
For a while I thought my gift with words and for reading, as well as my obsessive love of books, meant I couldn’t be autistic. lol… Turns out I am actuallyAutistic, but also I’m hyperlexic.