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Abby from NCIS is autistic

Autistic Abby who likes to stim using Bert the Hippo or her spike necklaces.
Autistic Abby hating everything about coffee so she relies on Caf-Pow. (The straw are also a great thing to chew on and the cups are smooth and nice).
Autistic Abby taking a while to come around to new team members because change is hard and so is trying to figure out how to talk to new people.
Autistic Abby seen as “overly protective” of her lab and machines and everything in it.
Autistic Abby not being able to cope when the team is split up and everything changes.
Autistic Abby having hyper empathy but sometimes when she can’t express concern or other emotions, it turns into anger.
Autistic Abby being called gullible for not understanding sarcasm or trusting everyone as a child, so she decides to trust no one and eventually learns how to psychologically analyze body language from Ducky.
Autistic Abby being so uncomfortable in formal work clothes cause they’re so tight and wrong.
Autistic Abby who’s had forensics, crime, and chemistry as a special interest since a child.
Autistic Abby having difficulty learning the ins and outs of verbal communication since both her parents are deaf and they communicate with ASL.
Autistic Abby finding it hard to get respect at NCIS and being outcasted for her info dumping and odd clothes and music.
Neurotypical Gibbs taking Abby under his wing and using ASL with her and hugs her to pressure stim.
Neurotypical Gibbs standing up for Abby with directors, agents, and other agencies.
Neurotypical Gibbs punching Agent Sacks (from the FBI) after he makes fun of Abby.
Autistic Abby who stims by doing cartwheels and loves bowling because of the weight and smoothness of the balls.
Autistic Abby becoming great friends with first Autistic/ADHD Tony and OCD Ducky, and then Autistic/OCD McGee, Autistic Palmer, Autistic/OCD/BPD Ziva, and eventually Autistic Bishop.
Autistic Abby who doesn’t take shit from anyone and is proudly autistic.