Pain does not have to be experienced physically. Emotional pain, the kind that comes from loneliness, is extremely devastating. My autistic disability is a PAINFUL way of being. Yes, painful, NOT joyful. Autistic people, by definition of autism and Asperger's, face enormous challenges, struggles, and deficits.
Autistic people with Autistic Disorder, PDD-NOS, or Asperger's Syndrome have neurological impairments in functioning skills. I do NOT glorify autism disorders.