When I was a young kid, I couldn't speak a damn word or two, until I was six. Only could remember alphabets, all of it without getting it mirrored. My parents wanted to send me to some specialist to diagnose my "learning disabilities" but they had to wait when I was doing my primary school! In my primary schooling, I was declared "abnormal". I wasn't paying much attention in classrooms, and ended up doodling on tables and papers. I was a young dude who was fascinated with transistors, resistors and capacitors (got very excited looking at the 7-segments) instead of the conventional action figures or boring story books. I was "labelled" as "autistic" and probably "dumb" by many of my classmates (and even somebody else's parents), but that didn't stop me from doing my own stuff. What is "autistic" meaning there for them? Just because I couldn't get an "A"? Or, just because it's not "mainstream"? I might be autistic, but what would I care? I think the autistic people I know are very skilled people. I suggest that everyone is just unique. We live in a world full of wrong assumptions and stereotypes.