I was testing some gear while my family was unwrapping gifts today when I got frustrated that they implied that it might be too much. I explained that the gear was at that point set up and that I was ready to go. One person made a comment suggesting that it might be too much for me to handle. I often see people assuming they need to go easy on me because I have Asperger's. If I can have one gift for Christmas it would be for no one to go easy on me. When I my family member said this, it hurt. I cried.
Give an Aspie the gift of a genuine conversation and let them give you the gift of a narrow specialist.