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  1. April 20, 2020

    […] In the past few posts, I’ve talked about how important is for neurotypical (non-autistic) people to answer any and all questions in plain language (especially parents of ND (autistic) children), and how the understanding of one social skill, in the case of an ND person, does not equal sudden understand…. […]

  2. July 13, 2020

    […] think that once an autistic person (finally) learns a complex social rule, one, we are really excited. We’re really happy to finally have “gotten in […]

  3. July 15, 2020

    […] It’s not enough to just tell an autistic child (or any child, really) that they should say or do a thing but WHY. What is the meaning behind this action? […]

  4. July 15, 2020

    […] Also, autistic adults and children alike often have “inappropriate” emotional responses to facial expressions, tone of voice, and body language because we’re often taking a stab in the dark (guessing) as to what they mean, especially if we’ve never encountered a certain set of circumstances before. […]

  5. December 1, 2020

    […] can be difficult. On the one hand, once we learn a rule, it’s often set in stone for us, and even the idea of adapting a rule based on different circumstances or situations doesn’t even enter our …. On the other hand, if we don’t understand the context of a rule, or the “why” of a rule, we […]

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