If an autistic person learns one neurotypical social skills, we learn ONE neurotypical social skill. ONE. We’re not pretending or fooling you, and this is how we need you to explain things to us.
Monthly Archive: April 2020
“I don’t know what that means.” If you hear this from an autistic person, they probably need more information from you in order to understand what you’re telling them.
Why doesn’t my autistic friend even notice what I drive? Material things don’t mean that much to us, but you do!
“You know what you did.” No, your autistic friend or family member does NOT know what they did, and the only thing you’re doing by saying that is traumatizing them. Here’s how to communicate with an autistic person more effectively.
“Nobody can tell you anything!” Does your autistic loved one seem defensive or frightened when you confront them about something? Try this helpful approach!
Your autistic loved one is not lazy, unmotivated, or pretending to not see what’s right in front of them. We literally CAN’T see it!
Does your autistic loved one have trouble starting a project but then can’t seem to stop when it’s “time” to? This is autistic inertia.
Your autistic loved one isn’t ignoring you out of malice, we just process the world differently.