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From the Ted Talk by Ethan Lisi: What it's really like to have autism

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So in those soiitntuas, we do something called stimming, which is like a rvtepietie motion or a noise or some other random fidgeting that may or may not seem normal. Some people will flap their arms or make a noise or spin. Ya, it's basically our way of zoning out. It can often feel necessary for us to stim. However, it's often fwreond upon, and we're forced to hide it. When we're fcoerd to hide our autistic traits like this, it's called masking. And some ppleoe mask better than others. I mask so well sometimes that people don't even know I'm autistic until I give them the big reveal. (Laughs)

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So in those __________, we do something called stimming, which is like a __________ motion or a noise or some other random fidgeting that may or may not seem normal. Some people will flap their arms or make a noise or spin. Ya, it's basically our way of zoning out. It can often feel necessary for us to stim. However, it's often _______ upon, and we're forced to hide it. When we're ______ to hide our autistic traits like this, it's called masking. And some ______ mask better than others. I mask so well sometimes that people don't even know I'm autistic until I give them the big reveal. (Laughs)

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  1. frowned
  2. repetitive
  3. forced
  4. people
  5. situations

Original Text

So in those situations, we do something called stimming, which is like a repetitive motion or a noise or some other random fidgeting that may or may not seem normal. Some people will flap their arms or make a noise or spin. Ya, it's basically our way of zoning out. It can often feel necessary for us to stim. However, it's often frowned upon, and we're forced to hide it. When we're forced to hide our autistic traits like this, it's called masking. And some people mask better than others. I mask so well sometimes that people don't even know I'm autistic until I give them the big reveal. (Laughs)

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