@jessmahler My echolalia spends to be Toonerisms. An ex (probably on the spectrum too) told me it took extra CPU cycles to process.
It makes me sad that you have to condition your kid to accommodating NT folk, though. Yet at the same time, hopeful: you can teach them about different brain wiring, which *will* be a helpful tool, eventually.
@Qwyrdo@jessmahler more in the extra CPU cycles thing: people with allism can be hypersensitive to language and get fixated on trying to extract Meaning from it, so trying to distinguish between echolalia and a reply can be distressing for them