Hey Magellan, good to see you buddy
I must say that I'm not sure about questioning self about autism.
But I'm more than sure that many of us survivors are unconsciously willing to believe in the worst possible self image.
So if such very negative self image implies autism survivor would believe in it no matter how all evidences could say differently, it is not rational thinking and it is fueled by negativity.
It is like reversed negative picture of abusive people from outside that has groomed with time in survivor's heart...