question for other autistic folk 

Does anyone have a term for "special interest" that maybe feels less... demeaning? While also still conveying that they are special?

Or perhaps this is an internalization of "special" as a bad thing and the term is worth reclaiming? I dunno I'm conflicted on the whole thing.


question for other autistic folk 

@hoppet idk maybe it's a location thing but here everyone uses "special" in a mostly positive way, so "special interest" as a word doesn't have a problem for me, I take it to mean an interest that is "special" (as in greater or better or specific, the good definition lol). My problem is that NTs found a way to pathologise having hobbies properly!

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