You may think you’re being nice, but you’re actually hurting your autistic loved one. Here’s why.
Category: Common Misconceptions
I’m autistic, and I had sex because I thought the social expectation was that I had to. How to teach your autistic loved ones about sex.
As an autistic person, having bodily needs not only gets on my nerves, it sometimes can cause emotional instability and meltdowns. Can you relate?
Recess, Snacks, and Bathroom Breaks Are Not “Privileges” to Take Away From Autistic Kids Until They Perform to Your Liking
Denying an autistic child recess, snacks, and bathroom breaks is not teaching, it’s torture.
Have an autistic loved one? Download, read, and share this free comprehensive guide about unintentional gaslighting and complex PTSD.
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.