When an autistic person asks a question, we are looking for an answer. That’s it. There is no other reason. Please understand this.
Category: Better Communication
“So, You Don’t Know Right From Wrong?” – A Common Misconception About Social vs Moral Awareness Among Autistic People
Do autistic people have trouble telling right from wrong? Socially, yes. Morally, no. This common misconception can cause a lot of misunderstandings.
You may think you’re being blunt and direct with your autistic loved one, but you might not be. Your last straw is often our first clue that something is wrong.
Why does your autistic loved one blurt out words at the most inopportune times? We don’t see it that way. We’re not rude, we’re trying not to forget!
Suppressing your child’s natural emotions can do serious psychological harm. Whether your child is autistic or neurotypical, redirect emotions instead.
Why do autistic and neurotypical people confuse each other so much when trying to interact? Because we are speaking two different social languages, and neither of them are wrong!
“Don’t blame it on the autism!” Please don’t say this to people on the spectrum. Being autistic is not used as an excuse, it’s an explanation of behavior you might not understand.
Is the autistic person in your life really lying to you, or are you just misunderstanding them?