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!
Category: Dating & Relationships
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!
Things don’t exist to me unless I need them. This is my autistic perspective on why many of us can’t “see” what’s right in front of us.
Love isn’t ‘powering through the challenges’ while holding out hope that eventually the autistic person will change. Your friendship, kindness, and caring doesn’t yield a ‘reward’ of a non-autistic person in the end.
Autistic People Don’t “Get Used to” Sensory Triggers We Are Forced to Endure, We Disassociate From Them
Does “training” an autistic person to endure sensory triggers make them easier to endure? No. It forces the autistic person to do the only thing they can to survive: Disassociate their entire lives.
“Why can’t you just…?” When you say this to an autistic person, it’s the same as asking a blind person why they can’t see. We are wired differently, and we always will be.
Does your autistic loved one appear to be more comfortable doing housework when they are alone? Here’s why.