Brilliant doctors and people who can recreate the New York skyline by heart. Rain Man or The Good Doctor: autism is often presented in a one-sided way in the media. Not everyone on the autism spectrum is a savant or numb — and not everyone is “a little bit autistic”. Old and problematic terms such as "Asperger's syndrome" or the idea that vaccines can induce autism still linger in society. Where do these ideas come from? What really is autism? And how do people with autism experience their lives?