My dog likes it when I pet her. Maybe Chukie will too!
I'll call you Snort.
You're brother's name is not Snort. It's Christopher.
"The worst of it was, my teachers and most other people saw my behavior as bad when I was actually trying to be nice."
Wipe that stupid expression off your face! Right now!
Why are you staring at me like that?
"For some reason, I had a hard time with names, unless I made them up."
Will you pet me?
"I am tongue-tied when approaching people unless they speak to me first. If I do speak up, I often say something that's taken as rude or surprising "
Is there a cure?
This book describes you exactly.
It's not a disease. It doesn't need curing. It's just how you are
" I was also frequently criticized or ridiculed for inappropriate expressions. These attacks seemed to me to come out of the blue, and they usually made me want to run off and hide"
You're scary! You're staring at me like a specimen in a jar!
"When Martha first met me, I was anxious and jumpy. One day, she decided to try petting my arm, and I immediately stopped rocking and fidgeting. It didn't take long for me to realize the calming effect. I like being petted and scratched. "
A Diagnosis at Forty: "It was like a revelation. There are other people like me. So many, in fact, that they have a name for us."