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I hope these stories makes you think a little differently when you see an autistic person who isn't capable of fluent speech. Not being able to talk does not mean lesser intelligence because communication is more than spoken words. Always presume nonverbal autistic people have normal intellect and competence. Trust me, they will be very grateful even though they may not be able to say so.
Autism awareness isn't enough. There needs to be autism acceptance.
P.S.: I headcanon 'autism' to be the 'neurotypical' neurology of the Flora Colossus species. Groot is aware he sees things differently than his alien friends and thinks their ability to socialize and process things instantly is weird, but he doesn't see himself as 'disabled'. He is also conscious of the fact that his normal behavior is seen as atypical to other species and that it makes some people treat him as unintelligent. (Which he HATES.)
TRIGGER WARNING FOR AUTISTIC READERS: These fics contain instances of self-injurious behavior(SIB) and mention abusive ABA-like therapy.
TITLE: Being ~*~* FF.net and AO3 *~*~ SUMMARY: …different is not less. What most species call autism is normal neurology for Flora Colossi. Therefore, Groot does not see himself as disabled and thinks the way everyone else experiences the world is weird! RATING: T due to some violence and Rocket’s potty mouth. GENRE: Friendship, hurt/comfort, introspective
TITLE: Always, Really and Forever ~*~* FF.net and AO3 *~*~ SUMMARY: (Sequel to Being.) Friendship is the most understated form of love. Groot’s quest to understand love goes awry when Rocket ends up in the hospital because of his out-of-control drinking. Without his social crutch around, Groot suddenly finds himself having to prove his competence again and again. RATING: M due to descriptions of nudity and Rocket’s potty mouth. GENRE: Friendship, hurt/comfort, introspective. TRIGGER WARNING: Emetophobes might be bothered by this. Also, Groot has an encounter that might be triggery to sexual assault survivors. SIDE NOTE: I thumbed my nose at Autism Speaks in this story. See if you can spot where I did it. It happens more than once. >:3
And THIS is how I dork out every time I post a new fic anywhere. I'm saying "I posted a fanfic!" btw. Fellow autistic people on tumblr describe this as the "!!!" feeling because it almost defies description. The closest I can get is it's like having a million volts of euphoric happiness shoot through me.
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