Category: Dating & Relationships
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.
Do autistic people dislike touch? Yes and no. It depends on the autistic person! Here’s how touch affects some autistic people and how to communicate more effectively about it.
“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.)
How do autistic people make friends? Well, I do have a formula, but you might not want to use it because it involves purposefully masking.
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.
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!
Do autistic people just ignore being laughed at and picked on or not realize? It’s a bit of both, usually, and this lack of awareness can actually be dangerous.
“You did that on purpose!” Autistic intentions and neurotypical intentions are often very different. It’s important to understand that many autistic people are confused by the reaction of neurotypical people to their actions, which should have had an entirely different outcome.