To help me infuse more emotion into my writing, I started searching around the internet for information on body language. But I also noticed some other things that I picked up on in my earlier searches: things that are natural for autistics are often listed as expressions of negative emotions.
The Just World Hypothesis is the idea that good things happen to good people and bad things happen to bad people. What does this have to do with autism?
Google the phrase "lining things up" and you get scary results with words like "red flag" and "inappropriate play." Why is this so threatening?
If Lady Bug was having a difficult time and melting down a lot, it would totally be considered to be my fault. So why don't I get the credit when things are going well?
You know the expression, to understand a person you have to walk a mile in their shoes? Here's a pair of autistic shoes for allistic/non-autistic people to try on.
Did you know that there is a cure for autism that the pharmaceutical companies don't want you to know about? (sarcasm) You should! Everyone should know about this.
There is a commonly held belief among a portion of the Autism Community (that being the neurotypical/allistic/non-autistic parents of autistic kids) that insist that Asperger's should never have been included with Autism in the newest DSM.
Consider if you will two musicians. One has a natural prodigy talent, the other does not. The Prodigy can pick up the violin and play a new piece of music perfectly the first time. The Non-Prodigy practices for hours and hours on the one piece, hundreds of repetitions, until the piece is played correctly. Then... Continue Reading →
The thing about blogs and social media is how selective you can be about what you share and what pictures show.
I read the above meme and thought about how familiar it sounded, and how it really does make it seem like directness is only pathologized in a society that doesn't actually value honesty. So it got me thinking
I watched it and what was made very clear to me is that Sheldon is indeed not autistic; he's gifted. The public just doesn't understand enough about either to distinguish between the two.