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Category: Common Misconceptions
When a Cactus Meets a Rose – Why Autistic/Neurotypical Friendships Often Fail (And How to Prevent It)
Inter-neurotype friendships between autistic and neurotypical people can be a challenge, especially if you’re a rose and they’re a cactus.
“No More Stim Toys!” – What It Feels Like for an Autistic Person When You Take Away Our Sensory Aids
You should not take away stim toys from your autistic students. They are as necessary as glasses or a hearing aid.
“I didn’t do it!!” Even if you saw him do it, your autistic child didn’t do it. Here’s what I mean.
An Autistic Meltdown Is Not a Tantrum – How to Spot the Difference and Avoid Further Traumatizing Your Loved One
An autistic meltdown is not the same as a tantrum, and mistaking them for each other can cause serious and lasting psychological harm to your loved one!
“Why are autistic people so rude and blunt?” We don’t mean any offense, we just call things as we see them! Discover your autistic loved one’s intentions.
Do you have trouble getting your autistic child to follow rules? You may be surprised at what’s actually happening. They need context!
Why doesn’t my autistic loved one recognize me? Learn more about face blindness and how you can help.
As an autistic person, I felt like my entire life was about playing “beat the clock” so I could finally have the breakdown I always knew was coming.
Does your autistic loved one tend to overshare or overexplain? We don’t mean to come off as desperate or creepy, we just connect differently.