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Category: Questions & Answers
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!
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!
Why can my autistic child do complex math problems but can’t remember how to tie his shoes? Autistic people often have very specific strengths and weaknesses.
Why do autistic people “zone out” during car rides? Is this why some autistic people get lost more easily than others?
Why doesn’t my autistic friend even notice what I drive? Material things don’t mean that much to us, but you do!
“Nobody can tell you anything!” Does your autistic loved one seem defensive or frightened when you confront them about something? Try this helpful approach!
Your autistic loved one isn’t ignoring you out of malice, we just process the world differently.