Neurotypical Syndrome

Just for fun: here’s a parody, pointing out the absurdities of centering one group’s perceived strengths while pathologizing the typical traits of another. Written by Erik Engdahl, the piece incidentally also debunks the myth that autistic people don’t understand humor:

What is NT Syndrome?

Neurotypical syndrome is a neurobiological disorder characterized by preoccupation with social concerns, delusions of superiority, and obsession with conformity.

Neurotypical individuals assume that their experience of the world is either the only one, or the only correct one. NTs find it difficult to be alone. NTs are often intolerant of minor differences in others. When in groups NTs are socially and behaviorally rigid, and frequently insist upon the performance of dysfunctional, destructive, and even impossible rituals as a way of maintaining group identity. NTs find it difficult to communicate directly, and have a much higher incidence of lying as compared to persons on the autistic spectrum.

How Common Is it?

Tragically, as many as 9625 out of every 10,000 individuals may be neurotypical.

Are There Any Treatments for NT?

There is no known cure of Neurotypical Syndrome.

However, many NTs have learned to compensate for their disabilities and interact normally with autistic persons. 

From  “On the Spectrum: Autism, Faith, and the Gifts of Neurodiversity” by Daniel Bowman Jr.