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: Common Misconceptions
“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.
Does it seem like your autistic child is being “dramatic”? Meltdowns are something that happen TO us, not something we do on purpose.
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.
Autistic people are not behaving in a certain way to get attention from neurotypical people. We are simply being ourselves and living our lives.
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!
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.
A Black Autistic Mother Speaks Candidly About Racism, Intersectionality, and Her Fears and Hopes Around Raising Two Black Autistic Sons
Tiffany Hammond of Fidgets & Fries opens up about what it’s like to be a Black autistic woman raising two Black autistic sons.