I’ve heard my fellow aspies disparage neurotypicals as sources of help, but it seems to me that we depend on their assistance to cope with a world dominated by them just as they depend on our amazing abilities to move society forward. One feature common among many aspies is a lack of “theory of mind” or the realization that not everyone experiences the world as we do. How would such a person be able to help people who have completely different points of view? The liaison between aspies and mortals has to be a neurotypical. Only they have the instinctive empathy that a counselor needs to have in order to translate our uniqueness and indispensability to others, and we definitely need that message delivered if we are to survive and the human race will continue to advance scientifically, artistically, and culturally.