I've been searching for a way to easily explain my AS to people for a long time, and have come up with very little. I have a habit of over complicating and getting lost in the details of what I'm trying to say because I know so much about this topic. Where it'll start off fine, I end up getting into comorbidities and exacting details of everything and wind up confusing my listeners.
That's why I'm so grateful that MOM-NOS wrote a series of posts about how she explained her son's autism to his classmates. They're from 2010, but I can't see them going out of date any time soon. Her analogy about having a hair dryer brain in a toaster world is spot-on what it's like to have autism and how I view the world. If anyone has a question for me about why I do certain things, I'll be directing them here.
MOM-NOS: A hair dryer kid in a toaster brained world