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Greta Thunberg is proud to have Asperger’s—so why do even her fans ignore it?

When her Asperger’s is highlighted to those aforementioned praisers, many of them double back, saying that it shouldn’t matter, or it isn’t relevant. But it is

By Lizzie Huxley-Jones   November 2019

Thunberg has called her Asperger's a "superpower." Yet both praise and criticism of her seems to ignore it. Photo: PA

The last few months of public interest in Greta Thunberg has proved to be an interesting time—particularly for autistics.

Autism is a lifelong neuro-developmental difference that affects how a person communicates, processes information and interacts with the world. Around 1 in 100 people in the UK are autistic, so chances are you know someone who is.

Many autistic people see autism as a core part of our identity, influencing how…

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