Mindfulness practice has been said to relieve anxiety, but does it work for autistic people? Here’s why mindfulness practice can worsen autistic anxiety.
Category: Autistic Characteristics
I have to actively concentrate to make facial expressions, and it can be exhausting. If your autistic loved one appears to have a “blank face”, read this!
I Need an Emotional Connection To Why Something Is Considered Socially Wrong To Understand It and Remember To Stop Doing It (an Autistic Perspective)
As an autistic person, I need help understanding what I’ve done “socially wrong” in order to make an emotional connection and stop upsetting you.
“Today, autism won.” Not exactly. Being autistic is a neurology that has its own language and customs that you can learn and avoid meltdowns!
Does your autistic loved one speak in analogies? I do! And I mean no offense by it. In fact, it’s how I communicate, clarify, and connect with others.
Why Your Autistic Loved One Stares at You or Paces When You’re Talking to Someone Else (or Otherwise Busy)
Does your autistic loved one stare at you when you’re busy or talking to someone else? Here’s why!
Why Your Autistic Loved One Understands You Better When You’re Having a Wits’-End Emotional Outburst
Why do autistic people seem to better understand neurotypical feelings when neurotypical people are at their wits’ end? The answer is going to shock you!
I may look calm on the outside, but on the inside, I’m feeling very anxious. Learn why a blank face on an autistic person may be a sign of anxiety.
“Why Are You Saying This Out of Nowhere?” – A Short Script for Autistic People to Decrease Misunderstandings
“Why are you saying this out of nowhere?” This script is something autistic people can use when a conversation goes wrong.
What does selective mutism or going non-verbal look like for an autistic person? This mom gives a powerful analogy to help clear up scary misunderstandings.