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.
Category: Dating & Relationships
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.
“Stop Yelling at Me!” – Why You May Hear This From Your Autistic Loved One When You Haven’t Raised Your Voice
“Stop yelling at me!” You don’t have to raise your voice even slightly to yell at an autistic person, here’s why. (Hint: It’s not sound sensitivity.)
Why do autistic people have difficulty with gifts? It’s much harder for us to hide disappointment in gifts, and our feelings can get hurt because the gifts seem to reflect a lack of understanding of us as people.
Autistic People Often Don’t Realize We’ve Deeply Hurt a Neurotypical Person’s Feelings (The Library Story)
Has an autistic person in your life offended you, but they don’t seem to care? They may not even be AWARE that they hurt you at all, and your reaction is scaring them!