As a self-advocate with autism I was surprised by the recent news of Jerry Seinfeld saying he thinks he is on the autism spectrum. It does give hope to self-advocates to see such a successful person feeling this way. Yet many with autism require help, and not just social training for literal thinking. When Jerry Seinfeld states he views his autism as an alternative mindset what does that really mean? I would like to understand more about Jerry Seinfeld and his thoughts about autism and how it applies to his own life. Some parents worry that when Jerry Seinfeld claims he has autism it may make the public misunderstand the actual true life needs of those with autism, while some self-advocates believe it is hope.