ASD: autism spectrum disorder. A group of disorders that is grouped together. This group includes Aspergers and Autistics.
Hippie U: the college NNT attended/attends. It is full of stinky hippies, obnoxious hipsters and other woodland creates. NNT
LGBTQ: lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer. This is a community of people who is known to be friendly to NNT.
NNT: Non-neurotypical. A catch all phrase used by the author to denote those people whose brains work differently than the general population.
NT: neuro-typical. A phrase used to denote those whose brain functions well enough to allow them to be successful in the world.
School for Wierdos: the second high school I attended. It is a small charter school full of weirdos.It was attended by the Tall Boys.
Socially Acceptable: the spectrum of rules that governs most social interactions. If a behavior is within the acceptable parameters then it is considered Socially Acceptable.
Socially Unacceptable: the behaviors that fall on the outsides of Socially Acceptable. They are considered weird, inappropriate or rude.
The Great White North: aka the great state of Alaska. Home of former Governor Palin and some really backwards educators. It’s also the biggest city that I’ve ever lived in.
The Weirdness: behaviors often associated with being NNT. Often, these behaviors fall outside the Socially Acceptable spectrum. This is a very general term that can refer to a hatred of tags or hand flapping.
Weird Social Thing: the acts, including facial expressions and body language that NT's find totally useful/needed to function in everyday society that most NNT's don't use/need to communicate.