question for other autistic folk 

Does anyone have a term for "special interest" that maybe feels less... demeaning? While also still conveying that they are special?

Or perhaps this is an internalization of "special" as a bad thing and the term is worth reclaiming? I dunno I'm conflicted on the whole thing.

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question for other autistic folk 

@hoppet Depending on what you mean, it could be "area of expertise," "current obsession," "guilty pleasure," or other terms that people take much more positively.

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