I have access to speech at least 85% of the time, but that doesn’t mean that during those times I am as verbal as a person without autism. Here are some examples of having access to speech while having speech trouble:
I have access to automatic speech, but not conscious speech.
Thanks for this picture into your thought processes. I find it interesting.
Scripted speech is probably something a lot of people do. So is anomia. (Being unable to find the right words.)
I expect autism causes a varying degree of this to manifest depending on the person.
Did an online test once and was deemed HFA, but I have not been diagnosed as such. I have been diagnosed ADHD, however. Over the years I’ve learned how to communicate better and better.
I took it as a challenge to overcome and that works for me. I spend time thinking about how I am perceived and reading others experiences.
I think everyone has to find their own coping mechanisms. Much like people have different learning styles.