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 →