Went on course,. Autism was mentioned

As part of my new job as a support worker, caring for adults with challenging behaviour.   I am being sent on several one day training courses.

This week I was on a safeguarding course.  Dealing with keeping vulnerable adults safe from abuse, neglect, exploitation etc.

Halfway through we were asked what we knew about autism.  I kept my mouth shut.  But a couple said that they had experience with Autistic people. And explained that autistics like to stick to routines.  One gave an example of an autistic who walked along the same route everyday for 16 years.  The class had a giggle.  

That's how we autistics are seen by the NTs.